For late BF and all SF Champs with 8″ speaker. General replacement for vintage Chicago Jensen P8Q and Oxford 8″ speakers for louder, more aggressive and dynamic tone.
8″, 11oz AlNiCo magnet, 20 watt or 30 watt, 1-1/4″ voice coil, ribbed cone.
Brighter, smoother, later breakup, aggressive, compressed/fattened at high volume. Will not fit in tweed, or early BF Champs, (but WILL fit in Weber and Mojo 5F1 cabs) – The narrow basket will fit into 70’s SF Champs, and might fit in other tight-fitting combo amps – some amps can be tricky.
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• What’s an H dustcap?
Ted Weber Speakers are built with tighter, more concentric voice coil gaps, and lower carbon, machined steel parts in the magnet circuits which yield a stronger, more controlled tone at all volumes, particularly in the low end at high volumes.
Ted Weber Speakers are hand-built to order, to ensure the best attention to detail is paid to your speaker. We build them one at a time, on a table – not hundreds at a time on an assembly line. This allows us to reduce the margin for error and produce an overall higher-quality speaker. Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be built and then shipped.
• What’s an H dustcap?
Great speaker! I never tried the 8A125-O, but if you’re looking for vintage tone, I can tell that the 8A125 doesn’t cone cry ore buzz, because it has at least two rings on the cone. Personally I prefer the 8A125-T, because it has more high treble and clarity.
Chad (verified owner) –
I recently purchased this speaker and was just as amazed as I was with their 12A125A speaker. These are simply the best speakers I’ve ever played through! I have this in my 5F4 clone I made, and CJ was great in assisting me with ensuring it would fit (my cab is larger than the original)
TFA Effects (verified owner) –
I ordered the 8A125 a couple months ago for a Bugera V5 that I was modifying to take closer to 5f1 Champ specs. I went with the 30 watt version (because even though it went in a 5 watt amp, I prefer to play safer rather than sorry) with standard dustcap.
At first, the speaker sounded ok, but nothing stellar. It definitely gave a ton more lows and made the tiny amp feel much bigger, but it sounded congested, with little clarity in the mids or highs. I was disappointed, but then decided to just push ahead and try breaking in the speaker, even though ice pick highs and lack of warmth were the opposite of my problem.
After several hours of running guitar heavy classic rock through my amp at a healthy volume, I’m very pleased with the results. The overall voicing of this speaker is definitely warm, but now it has a rounded edge as opposed to no edge at all. The amp sounds bigger, and there’s enough clarity to work with all my guitars and pedals. If I were to try again, I probably would have gone with the “T” version of the same speaker just because I lean towards brighter, cutting sounds from speakers. That being said, I have no regrets with the 8A125, and I’m glad I took the time to break it in to its full potential.
mikefahey (verified owner) –
I bought this in July to replace the 6.5″ 10 watt speaker in my Vox DA5 5 watt amp. Since it’s a modeling amp, was looking for an all-around mid-range speaker, not too bassy or trebly. I got the 20 watt, Standard dustcap. Built a larger cabinet out of pine to house the amp (same size as a Tweed, fully open back like a Champ) and I can’t be any happier with the sound. The sound is bigger and more articulate, with chords and single notes. The tone is good, I’m hearing bass and treble equally with my tone knob in the middle, it really is balanced. It also handles overdrive well. I tend to use slightly but sometimes push it and the sound holds together, it’s not breaking apart into a distorted mess. I never had a speaker with an Alnico magnet, glad I did. Warm and smooth are the best descriptions I can come up with but still feel like I’m not doing justice in describing how nice this speaker sounds. The three amp model settings I primarily use that sound great are Fender Twin Reverb, Vox AC15, and Vox AC30. So there you go, this speaker will sound great in a Fender or Vox amp LOL.
rad (verified owner) –
This speaker was a bit of a surprise for me. I hear some speaker breakup at any volume. Played it through my super clean Hughes and Kettner 5 watt amp and it still had some ‘crunchiness’. However, it is super smooth and warm. If one enjoys that tone as a constant this speaker is great. The unmistakable Weber articulation is there and every nuance can be heard.
I think what looks like the Signature 8S cone, which is perfect for the 7 oz plug magnet, is getting pushed a bit by the 11 oz magnet and this results in the warm tone produced. I got the 30 watt version. The 8A125T, which I own, is my preferred speaker at this size magnet.
I own 11 Weber speakers, 8 of them are 8″ Alnicos, so Weber speakers are objects of joy for me. There are no better speakers and they are hand-made to our specifications. We are blessed to have Weber.
This speaker will make a lot of people happy, it is just best to know it has a unique blend of clean-crunchy. Very sweet sound.