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Old 11th April 2018
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Originally Posted by 64gtoboy View Post
I would like to mention that I found even the Hiwatt speaker cabs to have their own sound as compared to Marshall , et al. To my ears even super leads, 900s 800s and Rectifiers all sounded better played through Hiwatt half stacks than through their matching components. This is what I hope they can recreate.
The hiwatt cabs from back in the day were build stronger than the marshall ones. They were all glued together into one solid unit and the speakers front mounted--I had one. Marshalls have a back that screws on and I think the wood was thinner as well--but may be recalling that part wrong.

Back in the day, hiwatts used fane brand speakers, not celestions the marshalls did.

So, yes, they will not sound the same as marshall cabs.