Mate for K110?

Mate for K110?

Postby Marlow » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:50 pm

I have a JBL K110 and alnico Weber Cali in a 2 x 10", but it's an unhappy marriage. They just don't sound right together ... or I just can't get used to the voicing on the Cali. Any suggestions for a compatible partner for a K110 (apart from another K110 of course, which is pretty hard to find in these parts)?
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Re: Mate for K110?

Postby Marlow » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Really? No one has matched a K110 with anything?
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Re: Mate for K110?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:20 am

I have mine matched up with a K120, but in a 2x10 that's not going to help you.
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Re: Mate for K110?

Postby Marlow » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:54 pm

Well, I wound up going with a Celestion G10. I'll post the results when it arrives.
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Re: Mate for K110?

Postby Marlow » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:58 am

The Celestion G10 has finally arrived, after a month on order. Surprisingly, it says "Made in the UK" on the box. I was expecting China.

The K110 and G10 actually make a pretty good match. You wouldn't think so on paper -- the Celestion G10 is middy, low efficiency, paper dome, and often associated with a distorted Marshall sound. But the G10 adds colour and depth to the K110 in the mids and lower mids. The JBL still dominates because of the G10's comparative low efficiency, but that's fine because the amp still foregrounds the JBL, while the G10 warms it up, especially at low volume.

The amp is a 1990 solid-state Fender Princeton Chorus. No, it's not a tube amp, but it has the best Fender clean tone this side of a 12AX7.
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