It fits really well in my Katana Artist. No issues at all. The speaker basket is slightly deeper but the magnet does not extend out beyond the cabinet and is a great speaker swap. The Katana Artist cabinet is sort of narrow and the speaker is still inside the wood. The Waza Craft speaker with the magnetic guard on it is close to the same height (front to rear) but the Texas Heat does have a deeper basket, not extremely different in size. As a matter of fact, my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe cover fits perfectly on the amp, just a little shorter than the amp itself. So, if you wanted to compare cabinet sizes, very similar, just wish that my Fender amp cover was longer to cover the entire amp. I need to get a proper cover for my Artist and put the Fender cover back on the amp. It's just convenient having something that protects it for now.
In the topic 'Has anyone done a speaker swap in their Katana", I mentioned the sound quality and how much better it was overall. Check out that thread and see how I explain my experience. Best regards, Woody
Last Edit: May 20, 2020 18:53:25 GMT -5 by Cal-Woody
Check out that thread and see how I explain my experience. Best regards, Woody
Thanks calwoody, your review is exactly what I wanted to hear concerning the comparison with a Twin Reverb the Eminence clean sounding, smoother and more rounded sounding. That is what I am looking for. I just got an Eminence 1x12 Cab that I will be putting the Texas Heat in. After hearing your review I may consider putting The Texas Heat in the Katana Artist and the Waza Speaker in the Eminence Extension cab. We'll see. I am going to try and catch some rest then later in the early morning hours install and test the new cab and speaker both as a single driven by the Katana and then as paired with the Katana's Waza Speaker.
Ok, I installed the Eminence Texas Heat in my new Eminence cab and it outshines the Waza Craft speaker in my Katana Artist. Cal-Woody posted a review in the link below. Nothing I can add to an already awesome review.
It deeper with a bigger magnet so the angle of the speaker basket is more steep.
LeftyMeister, Here is a post from the Katana Users Facebook Group on what I guy did to mount a JBL in a Katana 50 combo. Might work for you with Texas Heat. You may not wish to do this but thought I would through it out there for you anyway.
"On my Katana 100w 1 x 12 I fitted a JBL G-125 but had to remove the thin wooden panel that sits on the bottom of the head electronics covering the heatsink. Could do the same for other speakers."