The Gold is a wonderfully expressive and revealing loudspeaker, affording guitarists an unprecedented degree of dynamic control. This speaker captures the sound of a well worn in Blue, with chiming highs and powerful lows and mids. When pushed to the point of distortion it displays a colorful crunch with low end emphasis.
Building on the platform of the Blue, the Gold is a higher-powered, Alnico-magnet speaker that recreates the unmistakable sonic signature of a 'well played-in' original. Over time, the high frequencies of a Blue soften and become less chalky as the cone becomes more flexible - a much sought after characteristic that the Gold exhibits straight out of the box. Also present in the Gold sound from the outset is an added warmth and complexity in the midrange which, coupled with the classic Alnico qualities of a laid-back attack, rounded low end and brilliant belllike highs, deliver huge rhythm voicings and saturated vocal lead tones.
|Nominal diameter||12", 305mm|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω & 15Ω|
|Chassis type||Pressed steel|
|Voice coil diameter||1.75", 44.5mm|
|Voice coil material||Round copper|
|Resonance frequency, Fs||75Hz|
|DC resistance, Re||6.4Ω & 11.8Ω|
|Overall depth||6.5", 165mm|
|Magnet structure diameter||5.0", 128mm|
|Cut-out diameter||11.1", 283mm|
|Mounting slot dimensions||0.31", 7.9mm|
|Number of mounting slots||4|
|Mounting slot PCD||11.7", 297mm|
|Unit weight||9.3lb, 4.2kg|