Dating cts speakers
We use it to describe a “natural” tone, meaning a relatively flat frequency response.
Speakers can have different frequency response depending on materials and construction design, like cone shape, magnet weight and coil size.
Also, the aging process of these materials will change a speaker’s tone over time.
New speakers will therefore sound different from vintage speakers.
Variation is the key and therefore, my friend, you need several guitars, amps, pedals and different speakers.
It is interesting to hear other opinions but it can also be confusing since we lack a precise vocabulary to describe tone and taste.They sound great when they are fed high power, but very few of these speakers sound good with low wattage amps.The enormous 200w EVM12L is a peculiar exception to that rule, and its clean sound is great even at low volumes.Modern speakers produced today have improved since the 60’s in terms of efficiency, robustness and clarity.
Swapping speakers is the most effective change you possibly do to change the tone of your amp, and is also a recommended move to all vintage amp owners who plan to gig heavily with their amps.
A low power speaker will have better transparency, efficiency, sustain and speaker weight.