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Details about  LORANTZ 12" 30 WATT SPEAKER *Vintage U.K. Greenback Clone* NEW!

LORANTZ 12" 30 WATT SPEAKER *Vintage U.K. Greenback Clone* NEW!

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Brand New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Lorantz
Stock Code: 8ohm - 56857 16ohm - 56858 Product Type: SPEAKER

Melbourne Music Centre

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In our opinion the BEST 12" guitar speaker available!!

If you're looking for a speaker that replicates that true Vintage sound, then this is THE ONE!

They are available in 16 or 8 Ohm configurations - Please specify your choice in a follow up email

Take a deep breath.............This is an interesting (and long!) story that originally came about several years ago when I took an old Vintage Celestion Greenback out of an early Marshall 12" Quad cabinet and took it to Victorian loudspeaker manufacturers, Lorantz, the company who took over the old Plessey plant.
Plessey was the company who in turn took over the ROLA plant. (Rola-Celestion is the original manufacturer of the Greenback and other vintage speakers which were also tied in with JENSEN speakers in the USA)

Why I have mentioned all this is that now Lorantz is owned and operated by the original speaker designer and head engineer at the old Plessey plant, and all the original equipment, including cone molds, are installed at the Lorantz factory. It is now a husband and wife "boutique" business, very high in integrity and true to the business ethics of earlier times when things were more about quality and reliability and less about cutting corners and maximising profits.

What I wanted was a speaker that would tonally sound as close as possible to the Celestion Vintage Greenback. After testing and plotting the old Greenback Lorantz came back to me saying that the only way that they could get this type of sound was to use a old style nomex copper wound voice coil, considered to be out of date technology, which would only have a power rating of 30 Watts. (Seemingly ridiculous in this age of high powered speakers)
Why on earth would anybody want a low powered speaker that sounds like an old Celestion???

My reply was "Do it, and I'll order enough for a production run"

So they did, and a great speaker success story was born.
True vintage warmth and fullness like the old Celestions but with the added advantage of superior efficiency resulting in a louder volume level for the same input power....not only that, but if you do cook 'em, they can be cheaply reconed. They follow the frequency plot of the original Greenback virtually indentically....within 2dB!!! 
The complete spec sheet is at the following link:


Everybody that has used these speakers has loved them, including all Melmusic staff...every one of us here use Lorantz in our personal rigs and we've all had the choice of whatever speaker we've wanted to. We just cannot recommend them highly enough!!! - Brad Coates Mng Dir. MELMUSIC

A short but necessary note: Please don't email or call us asking whether this would be suitable for your particular amp...we really cannot say. Sound and tone are subjective things over which even the most expert opinions differ.  Please read the spec. sheet and decide for yourself.
We can tell you however, that if you like the old Celestion Greenbacks then you will like these because they are as close to the tonal qualities of the original as is possible.

is a long established music store staffed by musicians with decades of experience and knowledge in the industry. We specialise in selling quality musical instruments and equipment at affordable prices.

We are a FAMILY OWNED Business

We are NOT an online broker or auction house disposing of superceded or substandard goods.
ALL items are covered by a full warranty and many have extended warranties - We guarantee everything we sell!!
You can rest assured that you are buying from a genuine music store, NOT a fly by night opportunistic entrepreneur importing container loads of cheap product from China and clearing them on eBay.

We want your return business - Not just a quick one-off profit!!!!

We are members of the Australian Music Association, Music Direct Australia and the Retailers Association of Victoria. We pride ourselves on our Honesty, Reliability and Fast, Efficient packaging and delivery service.
No matter wherever you are in the world, we can get it to you Quickly, Efficiently, Safely and Reliably.

***If you want to know more about us, please click HERE***

* Please Note * - Melmusic is open 10 - 6 pm Mon to Fri, 10 - 5 pm Saturdays, and 11 - 4 pm Sundays.
(Australian Eastern Standard Time)

While we try to answer all email enquiries ASAP, response to email may be slower on weekends.


CONDITIONS OF SALE - Bidders, please ensure that you read this section.
1. The successful high bidder must complete the sale transaction within 7 days
....from the date of receipt of email notification following the end of the sale.
2. PAYMENT - All payments made payable direct to 'Melmusic'.
3. SHIPPING: Postage, Handling: See table above.
....a) Item will not ship until payment has been received in full.
4. DELIVERY - Dispatch of goods is arranged through Melmusic.
....a) Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery.
....b) No weekend or after hours delivery available.
5. Melmusic is not directly liable for any loss, theft, or damage to any goods.
   a) If problems do arise, please contact us, and we will endeavour to resolve any issues.
6. Melmusic adheres to all trading rules applied by eBay.
7. While all care is taken, any errors or omissions in the item details is unintentional.
8.This item is priced in AUSSIE DOLLARS for the AUSSIE MARKET, although we are happy to freight to anywhere in the World.


CHECKOUT: Please contact Melmusic for payment/quotes or follow this link to our payment information page.

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Manufacturers Warranty applies to ALL products. Any faulty items may be returned for replacement. Postage costs will be refunded, ONLY if product is GENUINELY faulty.

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