Jensen Neo12 vs EVM 12L?

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  1. zacmac

    zacmac Supporting Member

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    I would love to hear a comparison from anyone who has some time behind the wheel on both of these. I had an old original EVM12L from the 80's that I loved but had to run in an extension cab because of the size in relation to transformers.

    From the descriptions that I have read it sounds like the neo's are what I want but I am hesitant from past experiences with reissue P12's & C12's
     
  2. zacmac

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    anyone?
     
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    I've had a EVM12L in a Boogie Mark II combo, and I have an 8" Jensen Neo in a Silverface Champ right now. So not a direct comparison, but here are my thoughts anyway:

    - I loved the sound of the EV, but it was so crazy heavy that I hated moving the amp. The Mark II was heavy to begin with, but with that speaker the combo was over 80 pounds. The bass had a clear "chunk" that I've never heard with any other speaker.
    - The Neo in my Champ sounds a lot like the Oxford that it replaced, but better. Definitely louder, better bass response, but still crystal clear. I had the voice coil replaced in the Oxford and was really disappointed in how it sounded compared to the Neo. However, I would put the Neo in the "Jensen-y" sound category. If you didn't like the P-12 and C-12 reissues, you may not like it either.

    So for my purposes, even if I liked the 12L better I would switch it out for the Neo based mainly on weight. To my ears, the Neo is a great sounding speaker, but not like the 12L.
     
  4. zacmac

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    I thought that the RI C12N was shrill on the highs when driven and the P12Q lacked low end tremendously
     
  5. drbob1

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    I've got a pair of the original Jensen alnico 12s in a cab, they actually have a little of that Celestion "kerrang" to them. Good sounding speakers.
     

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