Oops; I love G12H30's and don't like V30's. The V30's I used to have sounded like the 3rd example in the soundclip you pushed here, though I guess they were China made. Sometimes I have the impression that these discussions are a bit like audiofile threads wheres someons will explain you and insist and maintain that changing the USB cable of your streamer will make a hell of a change to the sound of you home audio.I agree 100%. Whenever I hear people dissing the V30 I start rolling my eyes.... you most likely have NEVER heard a "real V30". The real V30 has many characteristics that also the pre-Rola Greenback has. So the best statement that I completely lose my mind with is when someone says he hates V30s and loves Greenbacks instead.
Anyways the 8ohm English Greenbacks from the 90s that I have are definitely in my top 5 modern speakers of all time. Really pleasant sounding!
T4335B <---- this is a newer Mesa V30 that's still supposedly made in UK
You will see the letter B behind some of these serial codes. I've just started calling it short for "bad". These speakers are usually the ones that look like they're made in the UK when they're actually not.