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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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  • Celestion G12 Alnico Gold 50 15 ohmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion Gold Alnico offers 50 watt rms power handling with the famous Celestion ...
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  • Celestion G12 Alnico Cream 90 8 ohmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion Alnico Cream is a 90-watt speaker built for vintage tones with whatever ...
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  • Celestion G12 Alnico Cream 90 16 ohmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion Alnico Cream is a 90-watt speaker built for vintage tones with whatever ...
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    Celestion G12 Super 65 is a special 65 watt 4 ohm speaker made by Celestion and ...
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    Celestion G12 Super 65 is a special 65 watt 8 ohm speaker made by Celestion and ...
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  • Celestion G12M Greenback 25 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    This speaker, with its distinctive green magnet cover, shaped the sound of British rock ...
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  • Celestion G12M Greenback 25 16 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

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  • Celestion G12M 65 Creamback 65 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion G12M Creamback has a 65 watts rms rating and is a higher handling version ...
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    The Celestion G12M Creamback has a 65 watts rms rating and is a higher handling version ...
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  • Celestion G12H Anniversary 30 8 Ohm Celestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    Celestion re-released the G12H on its 70th anniversary hence the name. The G12H evokes ...
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  • Celestion G12H Anniversary 30 16 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    Celestion Re-released the G12H on its 70th anniversary hence the name. The G12H evokes ...
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  • Celestion G12H 75 Creamback 75 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    G12H-75 Creamback is a 75 watt rms version of the classic G12H 30 watt Anniversary.The ...
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  • Celestion G12H 75 Creamback 75 16 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    G12H-75 Creamback is a 75 watt rms version of the classic G12H 30 watt Anniversary.The ...
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  • Celestion G12H Redback 150 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion G12H-150 Redback has been created for players who are looking for extreme ...
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  • Celestion G12H Redback 150 16 OhmCelestion Guitar SpeakersThe Celestion G12H-150 Redback has been created for players who are looking for extreme power handling but refuse to ...In stock£95.83Buy Now

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  • Celestion G12 A Type 50 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion A type, as the name suggests, is a Celestion guitar speaker aimed at ...
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  • Celestion G12 A Type 50 16 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion A type, as the name suggests, is a Celestion guitar speaker aimed at ...
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  • Celestion G12M 67 Heritage Greenback 20 8 ohmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion G12M 67 Heritage 20 is an exact recreation of the 1967 20 watt "pre Rola" ...
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  • Celestion G12 V Type 70 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion V-Type is a new speaker that delivers a combination of the Vintage 30 ...
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    The Celestion V-Type is a new speaker that delivers a combination of the Vintage 30 ...
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  • Celestion G12H 55 Hz Low Res Heritage 30 8 OhmCelestion Guitar SpeakersThe Celestion G12H 55 Hz Low resonance speaker is an exact recreation of the 30 watt low resonance "pre Rola" ...In stock£107.50
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  • Celestion G12H 55 Hz Low Res Heritage 30 15 Ohm Celestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The Celestion G12H 55 Hz Low resonance speaker is an exact recreation of the 30 watt ...
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  • Celestion G12T 75 8 OhmCelestion Guitar Speakers*To price match call us*

    The G12T-75 is an extremely versatile loudspeaker which was released towards the end of ...
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    The G12T-75 is an extremely versatile loudspeaker which was released towards the end of ...
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  • Celestion G12 Vintage 30 60 8 OhmCelestion Guitar SpeakersThe Celestion Vintage 30 has become the biggest selling rock guitar speaker in the world. It is a modern guitar ...In stock£83.34Buy Now

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