Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Fender Super-Sonic 60 60W 2x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Blonde Straight - 2161200410
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FENDER SUPER SONIC 60 60 WATT 2x12 SPEAKER CABINET
Jun 26, 2012
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Pros:This is a great sounding speaker cabinet.
The Bottom Line: This is great speaker cab and it represents a good value for the money.
FENDER SUPER SONIC 60 60 WATT 2x12 SPEAKER CABINET
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Finding a good speaker enclosure that sounds good, is solid and well constructed, and is affordable is a tall order. A good speaker cabinet needs of course to have good speakers, but it is also vital that the wood that is used has the right sonic properties, and that it is constructed well and is built to last. Fender has come to the rescue with the Fender Super-Sonic 60 60 Watt 2x12 Speaker Cabinet. The Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Enclosure lists for $899.99, and can be had at a good musical instrument department store or reputable Internet vendor for a discounted price of $674.99. Read on and see why I feel the Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Speaker Cabinet is a good value for the money.
The Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Enclosure was developed as a speaker cabinet for the Fender Super-Sonic 60 Watt Amplifier Head, which is an amp that puts out 60 Watts RMS of power. Of course this speaker cabinet would also be suitable for other amplifier heads of compatible power and Ohm ratings, as well as being a useful extension cab. If you would like to read my review of the Fender Super-Sonic 60 60 Watt Guitar Amp Head, just click on the following link and you will be there in a flash:
FENDER SUPER SONIC 60 GUITAR AMPLIFIER HEAD 60 WATTS
The Fender Super-Sonic 60 Amp Head is a great sounding amp, and in order to reproduce all of the sound that this amp can deliver, a suitable speak enclosure had to be designed to do the Fender Super-Sonic 60 Amp Head justice. In this case, justice was served. As mentioned above, the Fender Super-Sonic 60 Enclosure can also be used as a suitable speaker cabinet for most any situation where a good speaker enclosure is required.
At the heart of the Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Enclosure are two 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers. Each speaker is rated at 16 Ohms, and has a handling capacity of 75 Watts. The speakers are wired together to produce an enclosure that has an impedance of 8 Ohms and can handle 120 Watts of power. The enclosure itself is very solidly and tightly constructed of 13-Ply Baltic Birch Plywood. The speaker cabinet has a closed back. The tight construction and the closed back make for a cabinet with increased resonance and excellent sound projection.
There are two color choices available for the Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Enclosure. One is Black Textured Vinyl with a Black Peppered Grill cloth. The other is a vintage looking Blonde Textured Vinyl covering with an Oxblood Grill Cloth. The Fender Super-Sonic 60 60 Watt Enclosure is very solidly built, and it weighs 74 pounds. It is 21 inches high, 32 inches wide, and 12 inches deep. It also comes with 4 casters (wheels), which is a big plus when considering that the enclosure weighs 74 pounds. It also comes with a durable cover, which comes in handy when moving the Fender Super-Sonic 2x12 Enclose to and from gigs, as the cover helps to preserve the surface of the enclosure from cosmetic nicks and dings.
Well, how does the Fender Super-Sonic 2x12 Enclosure sound? It sounds quite good actually. I tested this enclosure out using the Fender Super-Sonic 60 Head, but of course any other comparable amp head would also be acceptable. The Vintage 30 Celestion speakers that are in this speaker cab had many of the tonal characteristics of the Celestion Blue series of speakers that were so popular in the 1970’s. The guitar that I was using was a Gibson Les Paul Standard. The Fender Super-Sonic 2x12 Enclosure sounded quite good at varying volume levels as well as when playing different types of music. The sound of the notes on the low end was very full and resonant, and there was no unwanted buzzing that was detectable. The middle frequencies of the Les Paul Standard were very accurately reproduced, as were the high end notes as well. When I cranked the amp up to a very high volume, there was no unwanted distortion from the speaker cabinet itself.
All in all, I would definitely recommend the Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Enclosure to anyone who is looking for a speaker cab for their amp. A few important points to keep in mind is that this cabinet has an 8 Ohms impedance rating, and can handle up to 120 Watts of power. Keep these things in mind when deciding if the Fender Super-Sonic 60 2x12 Speaker Enclosure is suitable for your needs. Remember that speak cabs and amp heads will work best when both impedance and power ratings are properly matched. Impedance mismatches can result in damage to your power amp, especially if it is a tube amp, so be sure to match you amplifier’s output impedance to the speaker cabs impedance before connecting them.
Well, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my review, but now, if you will excuse me, I must get back to my practicing.
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