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Speakers

In our accessories section we stock a range of high quality cables and patch leads in standard and cryo treated format. A range of the most popular guitar and bass strings in both standard and cryo treated version as well as a range of other useful accessories.

At Watford Valves we offer a full range of loudspeakers from the world leading manufactures. When we could not find the right speaker offered by the major manufactures for many of our customers we launched our own brand, The Harma diamond range of speakers which are manufactures in England.

Why go to all this trouble?

As musicians we all spend huge sums of money on getting the ‘right’ amplifier
yet leave the speaker choice down to the manufacturer who will normally base the speaker choice on cost not on sound quality.
Indeed it is extremely rare that one speaker will suit all forms of music style and in the past buying a loudspeaker is nothing short of a lottery. To change that and to be able to offer telephone advice the person who is selling the speaker needs not only to play the guitar but needs to have heard and recorded all the units that they stock, More importantly they need to have experience of items that they do not stock. This is why I set up the sound factory so you can compare speakers and see how they sound and make the correct choice, even if we do not stock it.

Changing your speaker will make the single most dramatic change in your sound that you will ever make. So the reason for going to all this trouble is simple, at Watford valves I simply want to get it right.

Speaker types

There are 3 types of magnet material that is common in guitar loudspeakers
Here is a brief rundown to help you with your choice.

ALNICO MAGNET SPEAKERS

Alnico magnets are made from a combination of aluminium, nickel and cobalt used to make the magnets. The speakers were common in amps made in the 1940 through to the late sixties. The Alnico speakers have a rich warm overdrive sound. They are famous for the early speaker distortion with a touch sensitive response and smooth compression. They have a large dynamic range and long life with a bright tone. Some famous examples of Alnico speakers at work is the Classic 1959 bassman tone using Jensen P10R and the Vox AC30 with the Celestion blue.

CERAMIC MAGNET SPEAKERS

Ceramic magnet units tend to provide higher power handling at a lower cost than alnico magnet units. They produce a sound which is generally considered harder with more punch and aggression. They are considered less sweet than the alnico whist providing greater clean headroom. These speakers tended to
become extensively used from the mid 1960’s onwards and is common use today.
Some famous example of ceramic speakers at work is the Classic Blackface Fender Twin using Jensen C12N or Oxford 12T6 and the late 1960’s early 1970’s Marshall sound using the Celestion Greenback and G12H.

NEODYMIUIM MAGET SPEAKERS

Neodymium magnet speakers offer the fastest cone response of any magnet material. The speakers retain some of the sonic benefits of the alnico magnets but offer high power handling with very low weight. Due the escalating cost of the neodymium these speakers are less common and are generally used in bass and pa enclosures due to their low weight.

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  • JENSEN C12N-16 OHM Jensen Vintage Ceramic A tight and raunchy bottom end with sweet midrange and wide dynamic response has made this the industry standard for ...In stock£64.00
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  • WEBER-06H-CER-SIG6 HARP DUSTCAP-15-4OHM SMOOTH CONEWeber SpeakersThis is a special harmonica speaker which is a Weber 6 inch ceramic Smooth cone with a harp dust cap and is from the ...In stock£45.00Buy Now
  • HARMA-G12 BRIGHT SAPPHIRE-50-8 OHMHarma Ceramic American Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Bright Sapphire 50M 12 inch guitar speaker is an American voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker ...In stock£89.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA-G12 BRIGHT SAPPHIRE-50-16 OHMHarma Ceramic American Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Bright Sapphire 50M 12 inch guitar speaker is an American voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker ...In stock£89.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA-G12 CLEAR SAPPHIRE-50-8 OHMHarma Ceramic American Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Clear Sapphire 50M 12 inch guitar speaker is an American voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£89.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA-G12 CLEAR SAPPHIRE-50-16 OHMHarma Ceramic American Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Clear Sapphire 50M 12 inch guitar speaker is an American voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£89.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA-G12 DARK SAPPHIRE-50-8 OHMHarma Ceramic American Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Dark Sapphire 50H 12 inch guitar speaker is an American voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£89.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA-G12 DARK SAPPHIRE-50-16 OHMHarma Ceramic American Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Dark Sapphire 50H 12 inch guitar speaker is an American voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£89.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA G12 BLUE RUBY-50-8 OHMHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Blue Ruby 50M 12 inch guitar speaker is a British voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£80.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA G12 BLUE RUBY-50-8 OHM 2 OFFHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Blue Ruby 50M 12 inch guitar speaker combines that classic Marshall stack sound that ignited the British ...In stock£160.00
    £120.00
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  • HARMA G12 BLUE RUBY-50-16 OHMHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Blue Ruby 50M 12 inch guitar speaker is a British voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£80.00
    £65.00
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  • HARMA G12 BLUE RUBY-50-16 OHM 2 OFFHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Blue Ruby 50M 12 inch guitar speaker combines that classic Marshall stack sound that ignited the British ...In stock£160.00
    £120.00
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  • HARMA G12 CLASSIC RUBY-50-8 OHMHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma Classic Ruby 50H 12 inch guitar speaker is a British voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem British ...In stock£80.00
    £60.00
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  • WEBER-8-CER-PUP-15-4 OHMWeber SpeakersThe Weber Ceramic 8 inch Blue Pup 15 watt 4 ohm is from the Weber British series. The British Series gives the Classic ...In stock£50.00Buy Now
  • HARMA G12 CLASSIC RUBY-50-8 OHM 2 OFFHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma Classic Ruby 50H 12 inch guitar speaker combines the open top end chime and harmonic mids of the Original ...In stock£160.00
    £110.00
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  • HARMA G12 CLASSIC RUBY-50-16 OHMHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma Classic Ruby 50H 12 inch guitar speaker is a British voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem British ...In stock£80.00
    £60.00
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  • HARMA G12 CLASSIC RUBY-50-16 OHM 2 OFFHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma Classic Ruby 50H 12 inch guitar speaker combines the open top end chime and harmonic mids of the Original ...In stock£160.00
    £110.00
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  • HARMA G12 VINTAGE RUBY-60-8 OHMHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Vintage Ruby V60 12 inch guitar speaker is a British voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£80.00
    £60.00
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  • HARMA G12 VINTAGE RUBY-60-8 OHM 2 OFFHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Vintage Ruby V60 12 inch guitar speaker has been designed for the modern lead guitarist. The result is a ...In stock£160.00
    £110.00
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  • HARMA G12 VINTAGE RUBY-60-16 OHMHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Vintage Ruby V60 12 inch guitar speaker is a British voiced guitar speaker from The Harma speaker Gem ...In stock£80.00
    £60.00
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  • WEBER-8H-CER-SIG8 HARP DUST CAP-15-8 OHMWeber SpeakersThe Weber Ceramic Signature 8 15 watt 8 ohm is a custom order speaker for blues harmonica players from the Weber ...In stock£40.00
    £36.00
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  • HARMA G12 VINTAGE RUBY-60-16 OHM 2 OFFHarma Ceramic British Series SpeakersThe Harma G12 Vintage Ruby V60 12 inch guitar speaker has been designed for the modern lead guitarist. The result is a ...In stock£160.00
    £110.00
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  • Celestion-G8-Eight-15-4 ohmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion Eight 15 is a vintage voiced 8 inch speaker that will upgrade any small ...
    In stock£20.83Buy Now
  • Celestion-G8-Eight-15-8 ohmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion Eight 15 is a vintage voiced 8 inch speaker that will upgrade any small ...
    In stock£20.83Buy Now
  • WEBER-10-CER-VIN-F150-LD-50-16OHM Weber SpeakersThe Weber 10 inch Ceramic 10F150-LD is from the Weber Vintage series. The Vintage Series gives the throaty/reedy ...In stock£89.00
    £50.00
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