Eminence Kappalite 1230HO Speaker Reviews
It's black. It handles very many watts, but I hate distortion and gratooittus loudness, so I use the watts for headroom. This makes a solid clean sound for my musical taste, which relies heavily on fretless and upright.
Running at 500W [it's rated 400W] I cannot drive it to noticeable distortion or break-up. Excessive gain in the signal will distort it even at lesser levels, but if you give it clean input you will get clean output. It is spec'ed as useful down to 50hz, and I've tested it with a 5-string. If you think you need a 30hz speaker for your 5-string, I'm more than happy to have annoyed you with this review, cuz you need a clue. For those with ears, 50hz is a great low end. If you want a bit more WHUMP, you choose the LF version [mine is the HO version]. The LF goes down to 40hz but is 5db less efficient so you need about triple the watts to put some oomph into that whump, courtesy of the 'No Free Lunch' department. You'll also loose some upper end, so the LF is prolly best in a horn cab. My cab is plain, no horn, no tweetie, so the HO is perfect ....very efficient, and clean, and light. But it is also one of the more expensive speakers, by about $85 [+/-].Golem rated this unit on 2010-11-01.
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