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jhawkr
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Apr 20th, 2012 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So, when did the Red Fang become the "Red Coat" Red Fang? I have an earlier Red Fang. It wasn't billed as a "British" speaker initially but of course it was modeled after the Blue but with better power handling. Any difference between the original and the latest?

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Apr 20th, 2012 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Been a long time since I looked at them, but I thought they were always denoted as being in the Red Coat Series. Which identifies it as a "British" style as opposed to whatever they call their "American" versions... (Patriot?)

Like I said, it's been at least 7 years since I looked at them (before and when I got my AC-30) and they were expensive then, so I never bought any. And nowadays? WOW, even More expensive!!!! They're up there with the Blues and Golds now.

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Apr 20th, 2012 10:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think the RF has always been part of the Red Coat british flavored series. American flavored Emi's are the Patriot line. I had an RF in my old Bogner Metropolis and it was a great sounding speaker. Used they go in the 125-135 range.

jhawkr
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Apr 20th, 2012 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now they are in the $250-$290 range!

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Apr 20th, 2012 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ouch! That's crazy. Most high end speakers I've had from RF's to Scumbacks to ASW's are not worth the money new IMO. And the time to break in also has to be considered. ASW's don't take much of a price dive used.

look on TGP and with some patience you will find what you want at a decent price

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Apr 20th, 2012 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I think the RF has always been part of the Red Coat british flavored series."

My belief, as well.

I love the Red Fang that I put in my Mission 5E3.

But I got mine back when they cost a lot less than what they go for now. Glad I got mine when I did, as I'm not sure I'd spring for it at the current prices.

I've noticed that a LOT of ALNICO speakers have really shot up in price more recently.
The Weber's are still around the $200 mark, which is as good as I've seen lately for anything ALNICO.

jhawkr
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Apr 20th, 2012 02:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My RF will definitely come out of the Traynor I have it in before I sell!

I found the difference. The older RF 12" were spec'd at 30 watts. The newer ones at 50 watts. There was no change in design or manufacture. That's from Eminence website.

(This message was last edited by jhawkr at 02:14 PM, Apr 20th, 2012)

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Apr 20th, 2012 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

May seem expensive, but not compared to a Celestion Blue or Gold.

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Apr 20th, 2012 06:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Red Fang is closer to a Gold than a Blue I think. A little less on the highs and a little more bass and mids and better power handling. Quite a bit cheaper than the Gold. The only negative I have is the Fang has a 40oz ALNICO magnet. It's a heavy speaker.

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Apr 20th, 2012 11:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was toying with the idea of getting the 10 inch Red Fangs to replace the Jensen P10Rs in my Victoria Victoriette (2x10). However, at Amazon, both the 10 and 12 inch Celestion Gold are $75 cheaper than a Red Fang.

(This message was last edited by Texican at 11:11 PM, Apr 20th, 2012)

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Apr 24th, 2012 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had no idea these had become this expensive. I paid $108 shipped for an 8 ohm, 12" Red Fang. I wonder if they're raising the price to give them "value"?

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Apr 24th, 2012 05:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think ALNICO is getting more expensive. And I'm pretty sure the Eminence are made in the USA. I know some of the Blues are made in China and maybe the Gold too. Not that it's actually a negative thing but it could explain the price difference. 40 oz of ANICO magnet per fang can't be cheap.

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