- Technical Details
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?
Customer Reviews of 8F150
The Gnome of 8'' Speakers
The Gnome of 8'' Speakers
This speaker is amazing in many ways. Its weight was the first impression and let me know this 8'' speaker was was going to have a deep voice but, not a flubby one. 8'' speakers naturally eliminate unwanted sub-harmonics that either muddy or cancel out similar upper harmonics of the bass guitar of keyboard lower notes. This results in 'sonic hygiene'. In live ensemble situations, larger speakers create unwanted sub-harmonics that can create mush and missing notes from frequencies that match, coming from multiple instruments. 8" speakers allow the guitar to sit naturally in its proper place in the mix. That is the upper mids and higher.
This speaker will give a guitar player the ability to get the punch and proper 'bottom' they seek without straying into the range of other lower range instruments. Without frequency competition guitar players will be heard better and not need to keep increasing volume. With larger speakers, more volume increases bass frequencies that defeat being heard better. Smaller speakers cannot reproduce the unwanted frequencies and so volume/wattage/power goes where we want it.
I have paired this speaker with the Weber Signature S 8'' Alnico speaker and the result is stunning. The Sig is airy and very touch sensitive and the 8F150 provides punch and strong mids. This combo has more speaker surface than a 10'' and almost as much as a 12'' without intrusive harmonics.
Playing alone, or without a bass or keyboard is one thing and frequencies that do not play well with other is not an issue and even satisfying but, playing in a band is another situation. Guitar players who experiment with 8'' speakers will be pleasantly surprised at how much better they can be heard, hear themselves and enjoy not being told to turn down all the time.
More and more, hauling a 4x12 cab into a gig is resulting in dirty looks. A properly configured 4x8 cab will give a guitar player superior tone and eliminate the dirty looks from others.
Of course, Weber speakers, their variety of ohms, power and voice coils makes all of this possible. Guitar players who want to stand out will see the wisdom of this overlooked frequency issue and apply what bass players learned years ago. The smallest speaker that can deliver the desired tone is the best choice for being heard well in the mix.