Rare Cetec Gauss 12" 400 Watt Ported Speaker Cabinet Used by Santana in 70's


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Vintage Cetec Gauss 12″ Speaker Model 2841 8 ohms $225 OBO

These are the original “Big Guns” rated at 400 Watts (800 Peak). They sound great for guitar or bass.

Cetec built the Gauss line of speakers with a Double Spider design, enormous magnets, and heavy duty voice coils to deliver maximum power with flat response from 42Hz to 5500Hz
These speakers are sought out by vintage audiophiles and musicians for their power handling, reliability and accurate neutral response. They typically list for ~$200 apiece (when you can find them – JamminJersey is a good resource).

For those not familiar with Cetec Gauss, they were similar to JBL and Altec Lansing speakers but bigger, beefier and able to handle more power (they did catch up with Gauss’ performance and power handling by the early 1980’s).

Here’s the downside: to get that power handling and performance they used an enormous magnet structure and they weigh about 25 lbs apiece. 

Santana used these type of speakers in the 70’s. Not this actual speaker was used by him. This speaker has spent most of its life in North Hollywood where it was was put into this cab in the 80’s and has had no rips or tears and sounds great!

Weight is 40+ pounds into 16x16x16 box.


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Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 16 x 16 in

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