Don’t give up on your amp yet—a replacement speaker might be all it needs!

Before you retire an amp because the sound isn’t doing it for you, consider the component where so much of the magic happens: the speaker! A speaker swap can do wonders for a tired amp, so check out the five 12" ceramic drivers we’ve rounded up from a myriad of excellent options.

JENSEN

Raptor 100Equally suitable for clean, crunchy, or lead tones, these speakers are said to offer vocal, rounded midrange, smooth top end, and a fat bass foundation.
$106

CELESTION

G12M-65 CreambackIf you’re looking for vintage sound, this speaker was originally developed in the mid ’60s and quickly adopted by players with aggressive blues-rock playing styles, from Hendrix to Page.
$145

EMINENCE

CV-75This 75-watt ceramic speaker taps into British-flavored tone with grunt and punch in the lows, warm and tailored mids, and clear, airy highs.
$109

ELECTRO-VOICE

EVM12L ClassicThese speakers incorporate a heavy-duty-cast frame for reduced low-frequency flex, provide 200 watts of power handling, and deliver classic, dark, and expressive tones.
$249

ELECTRO-HARMONIX

12VR16Whether upgrading or repairing, these special-design 75-watt speakers are reported to sound much like a vintage Celestion, yet offer great value for a 12" replacement.
$45
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