Eminence Lil Texas (?)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Electric I, May 26, 2015.

  1. Electric I

    Electric I Member

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    What can you tell me about this speaker ?
     
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    Super punchy and articulate. Good tonal balance top to bottom without a lot of coloration. Efficient and ridiculously light. Can make a small combo sound bigger.
     
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    It's my favorite speaker, mainly because it's so lightweight but also because it sounds just as good, if not better than any ceramic Jensen type speaker. So why not go with a lighter one? It's very efficient so it's louder than many speakers.
     
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    Bluewail - exactly the descriptors I'm looking for. Always on the hunt for big sound in a small format.

    Figaro - more great testimony & efficiency is icing.

    ajeffcote - +1 it is.

    Went ahead & ordered one. The only dilemma now is - open or closed back ?

    Thanks, everyone.
     
  6. Bluewail

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    For that speaker I'd go open back
     
  7. Figaro

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    I've always prefered open back cabinets because they spread the sound around the room.
     
  8. Electric I

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    Kinda partial to open back as well, so be it.

    Hoping to use this speaker with a Quilter Tone Block at a bbq/jam in a couple weeks & look forward to the easy transport & setup.

    Thanks again for all the input.
     
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    I can't comment directly on the "Lil Texas" neo speaker, but I have owned and still own both Jensen Neo 112 and Tornado 112 neos. I've found that at least w/ their Neodynium speakers they sound best in a closed back cab. I had them in a mesa Boogie Nomad wide body 1x12" combo and found that they lacked fullness. I ended up using them in an Egnater Rebel 1x12" cab w/ much better results. The WGS ET90 is my choice for open back cabs. It gets closest to an EV12L to my ears. Hope this is helpful!
     
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    I've use a Lil' Texas speaker in my open backed Kustom '36 Coupe, and in my closed back Vox, TB18C1. I tend to go for American sounding speakers, and the Lil' Texas was a big improvement in both amps.
     
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    Has anyone compared the Lil Texas to a Cannabis Rex? I have the C-Rex in my Allen Accomplice and it's nice, but I wouldn't mind a lighter speaker with similar bass and mids, and more high-end sparkle.
     
  12. Figaro

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    The LT has more sparkle than the CR, tighter bass and a little less mids.
     
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    The Lil Texas and Cannabis Rex are my favorite 12" speakers. Totally agree with the comparison of them above. I have a Lil Texas in my PRRI and it's mades it a gigging machine as it's louder and just as light/portable as stock.
     

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