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George Kimery


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Limestone, TN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 4:41 am    
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I have been told that you can't hear any difference between the $89.00 Beta 15 and the $225.00 EPS 15. I have read that the EPS 15 and a JBL D-130 sound the same. Has anybody had experience with the Beta 15 and the EPS 15 vs. the JBL D-130? I think the EPS 15 was designed to be a replacement for the JBL, as was the Black Widow 1501.

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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 6:21 am    
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George, what you've read and heard are opinions, and they sound like opinions that many would not agree with. I normally just try to apply common sense when confronted with these types of claims. Does anyone really believe there's no difference (other than size and price) in 8" speakers and 15" speakers?

Really? Winking
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George Kimery


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Limestone, TN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 8:21 am     Eminence Beta 8 speaker?
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Donny, you're right on the money. I can't count the times that I have went with opinions only to be disapointed. I misunderstood on the Beta 8. The person was referring to the ohms, not the speaker size. The Beta 15 is the 15" speaker.
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Tommy Boswell


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Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 13 Sep 2019 10:48 am    
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I cannot compare the two, but when I upgraded the speaker in my 22-year old Evans SE200, I went with what Scot Buffington recommended, the Eminence Beta 15. It was a big improvement over the stock Eclipse speaker (also lighter). I liked it enough to buy another Beta 15 for an extension cab.

Interestingly enough, the guitar player in our band has a Beta 15 in his vintage Standel amp, and it sounds good with his Tele.

For what it's worth.
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George Kimery


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Limestone, TN, USA
Post  Posted 13 Sep 2019 12:30 pm     Eminence Beta 15 speaker question?
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Tommy, Scott was the one that told me that the 15" Beta and the much more expensive EPS 15C, for all practical purposes, sound the same. Nice to hear some positive feedback on the Beta. For the time being, I will stick with my JBL even if it is 8-10. LB heavier. My SE 200 is 50.3 LB with the JBL. I am guessing with the Beta, 42-43 LB.
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