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For a selection of surviving cabs - click here In some respects though, the Celestion T1096, a 15 ohm version of the T1088 also made exclusively for Vox, might have been better choice for the new 4 x 12 cabinets, as a 15ohm load would have taken some of the strain off the output transformers of the Beatles' AC80/100 amplifiers.
One possible reason for the use of T1088s rather than T1096s, however, was the drive to keep the cabinets as trebly as possible (Midax horns et al. 16ohm speakers are said to be "darker" or bassier than their 8 ohm counterparts.
The T1096 is regularly found, however, in Vox T60 speaker cabinets.
This must be a mis-stamping for 10JM = 10th September 1967.The speaker below it on that page with code 04LL on gasket, but small screws on cap, is probably from November 1954. The one pictured above is a late example, with date code "04AJ" = 4th January 1964. On the right, a pair, cones up: T530, date codes 10 and 11BJ - 10th and 11th February 1964. One designated T530 and with the code 10GH = 10th July 1963; the other called a T1088 and coded 30MJ = 30th December 1964.The lightweight version of this driver was the Celestion 44. Note that in common with the Rola G12 above, the 74 has nuts on the top cap instead of screws found on the CT3757 (further down this page). In the example above the code - "3757" - stamped on the gasket, along with the date code - "08JE" - 8th October 1960. If the gasket of the latter is original, this is a very late "alnico blue".Even with the heaviest doping possible, Vox knew that the T1088 was just capable of 17W.See the wiring diagram in the Conqueror cab below: Early T1088s Notwithstanding the entry date for the speaker given in the Celestion log book (27th May 1964), one from 28 April 1964 (!