I had a Peavey 4x12 Black Widow cabinet back in the 80's. It would "electrify" the air, and you could feel the sound as much as you could hear it. I've never found anything since that had this effect. Unfortunately, I completely wore out the speakers. In fact, we opened it up to check them out and the cones were in tatters! Of course, this was after nearly 10 years of use with a 160 watt Peavey Mace amp head.
Two of the main features of BW speakers is that they use flat ribbon wire in the voice coils. This allows for a much denser core. Also, the magnets are "focused" so that more of the magnetic field is concentrated on the coil. It had the side-effect of making the speakers really heavy!
Are there any other speakers that have these features? I'm mostly looking for ones that have flat wire in the coils as it tends to make them more efficient. Peavey sells the speakers individually, but not installed in a cabinet. What's a good substitute?
Thanks . . .
You want heavy, loud, powerful, and LOUD?
EVM-12Ls. Good luck moving the cab though