I'm planning on making a purchase in the next week or so, and I'd like to get some feedback.
I have a Rocktron VooduValve running stereo into a Peavey Classic 50/50 stereo power amp running out to two ADA slant 212 cabs.
They're decent quality cabs made to look like a slant 412 when set side by side, but not give you a hernia when you have to move them around. ;O)
Currently I have them spread about 7 feet apart to get some stereo separation on the patches with rotary, or chorus effects.
The cabs are currently loaded with Celestion G12s... about 55-65 watts .
They’re a bit older and made in England, not newer Chinese-made ones.
My end goal is to have speakers that are better able to reproduce the wide range of sounds that the VooduValve can dish out, from very heavy/dirty tones, to some nice big round clean tones.
I have a couple of issues with the sound currently.
First, I'd like to be hearing more "dimension" to the sound...
The current setup just doesn't have as much breadth/depth as I would like.
I feel like the amp is capable of a wider range than what the speakers are letting me hear.
Second, the current setup sounds a bit harsh to my ears.
The VooduValve has a crazy amount of EQ, but generally seems to lean a bit to the bright side of the spectrum.
With all 8 tubes kicking, the Peavey Classic is a bit of a brute, but pretty clear and transparent... I don't hear a lot of tone coloration coming from it.
Based on these factors, my thought is that it's the speakers choking the tone.
My plan was to go with an ET65 and a Vet30 in each cab.
I was hoping that an ET65 might help mellow things out a bit and fill out the bottom end and that the Vet30s would allow me to retain some of that mid-range punch without being as harsh.
Assuming I'm on the right track with the ET65/Vet 30 combo, if I'm running the cabs separated should I look at running the speakers in an "x" like many of the 412 boys do, or does this not work so well in separate 212 cabs?
Is there a preferred location for the Vet30 in the cab?
I was thinking the speaker on the top might end up being the one that presents more
Any recommendations would be heartily appreciated!