1 Jon 4 months ago I've been looking for an excuse to build a cabinet with a 15" speaker (probably in misguided hopes of achieving anything close to the descriptions I read about the Executive) and that excuse has arrived in a deal I couldn't pass up on a Lab Series L11 head with no cab. But I don't think I'd dare to plug the 200W head into any of the combos I have as they are basically 15W or less and I'm sure the speaker couldn't handle it.I'm not that well versed in the classic amps, so it's hard to say I want a sound like insert amp here. But to best describe what I'm going for is: I mostly play clean I like an amp to be articulate with good note definition I think the property that I'm trying to describe is I want a "quick" speaker. When I play muted strings, I want an immediate percussive woody thud, not a stretched out thwooomp. I was looking at the Eminence Legend 1518 as I've read lots of praise and it's not too expensive. One popped up in my local classifieds, but only about $20 less than new so maybe no worth the risk since it's not mounted and don't think I'd be able to try it out before I bought it.But then I also saw someone selling a pair of Altec Lansing 418B, claiming they are legendary. Anyone familiar with these? Are they as good as claimed? Are they a collectible speaker (e.g. would I be paying for the rarity as opposed to the sound)? But both the used options raised some questions (especially the vintage ones): What to look for in used speakers, especially if can't try them out? With vintage speakers, any way to tell if they've been reconed, or had dust caps replaced, voice coils rewound, etc? I'd assume any rework on a vintage speaker would greatly reduce it's collectability/price, is that a fair assumption? I read about remagnetizing old alnico speakers which I didn't know was a thing till now. Would a speaker of this vintage most likely be weak and demagnetized just from age? Thanks for any advice.