Still breaking in but most of the way there...I play loud
I stuck this bad boy in my Peavey 6505+ combo and it brought back clarity and demotions in my amp I didn't know were there. I play a Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid Solo II with Bareknuckle Ceramic Warpig pickups and an ESP Ltd F-400FM with Bareknuckle Pain Killer pickups and used to use an mxr 10 band eq in the effects loop to get rid of the fizzy high end on the amp. Thanks to this speaker I don't use the 10 band eq anymore. The stock speaker in the 6505+ is junk, great little combo for the $. But the speaker just wasn't cutting it. The gain on the amp was completely unusable beyond 5-6. Forget trying to shape the eq with the stock speaker! Right out of the box the CV75 sounded amazing. The gain is useable now, bass is tight and sweet, mids are full, the high end isn't as shrill or fuzzy sounding. Notes are clear. This speaker is LOUD! Maintains clarity at high volumes. I've been a Mesa/Boogie guy since I started playing guitar in 1996. Loved the Celestion v30s and the EV Black shadow speakers Mesa used to use. The CV75 beats them both. Not sure how this speaker works with other styles of music but for all out drop tuned metal (I tune A,E,A,D,F#,B) this speaker is amazing! I can't believe that they are so cheep! Cost $40 less than a V30 and sounds better (IMHO). Not just a good speaker for the price but awesome st any price, I would have paid twice the price and not complained. The guys at sweetwater were awesome. They emailed me a tracking number quickly, speaker arrived super fast, emailed me asking me how I liked my purchase, gave me my own sales rep (that answers anytime I call, within business hours of course), and has been just super awesome to work with. They definitely have my business from here on out. Treated me like I was a rockstar (I'm a construction worker, lol). When I get a mesa cab for my dual rectifier I'm putting CV75s in it.