Today, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the new
models slated to be rolled out in early 2013.
This first speaker is near and dear to my heart; we don’t have a for-certain
name yet, for now we are simply calling it the low-power 12. Here’s some history: A few months ago, I heard a low-power boutique
tube amp with a tome that simply took my breath away. I can’t tell you the exact amp, but I can
tell you that it was an exceptionally expensive boutique model that was only
produced in extremely small quantities.
I can also tell you that it was flat-out the best sounding amp I’ve ever
heard for low-volume tone. Sweet, full,
big, rich, expressive, touch sensitive.
Yea, it was all that. The speaker
employed in this amp was a custom run just for this particular amp, but no
longer! Now, WGS is making this petite beauty
available to all. Here are some initial
pics of prototype #2, without final paint color or a lable. Prototype #1 was sent to a respected WGS
customer. To say he liked it is an
understatement. Don’t believe me? Check out his post on the user forum!http://wgs4.com/new-low-powered-wgs-12-my-princeton
Second is a speaker that also has a history as a special run for an
uber-high-end boutique builder. The
speaker is, in fact an ET65 with a Heavy magnet. As any regular reader of this blog knows, theET65 is one of my very favorite WGS models.
However, every now and then I discourage someone for using one, even if
the tone is EXACTLY what they are looking for.
Why? Because the ET65 is a medium
magnet speaker; so, for some folks who want maximum SPL sensitivity or clean
headroom, it might not be a good choice.
The new heavy-magnet version will change all that. Again we don’t have a final name yet. Rest assured, it’ll be cool.
So now you are in on the WGS secrets!
Cool stuff, huh? Next week I’ll
be into the hard core speaker shootouts.
Thanks to all of you who chimed in with your requested shootouts; I’ll
get to as many as is humanly possible! I