Jensen Neo Vs. Tonkerlite

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  1. slegros

    slegros Member

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    I'm thinking of trying one these 2 speakers in a 2xel84 combo. Any opinions?
     
  2. doc

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    I've used the Neos and like 'em. They're very transparent and well balanced. If you want an uncolored (EV or JBL) type sound, go for the Neo. I haven't played the Tonkerlite, but I've read reports by some who've played both that it has a bit more color and leans a little toward a British sound and breaks up slightly, which might be better depending on what you want to use it with. The Tonkerlite usually is cheaper, and I think both are good, high quality speakers. The Tonkerlite is made in Kentucky and the Neo in Italy if that means anything to you.
     
  3. Category 5

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    + one on neo vs tonkerlite. We use neo's in our amps as standard speakers now. Tonkerlite is as described above-we didn't like it but then YMMV.

    DonR
     
  4. BoB/335

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    I was just going to post a question about the Jensen Neo's vs. the Celestion Neo's. I have a '69 Pro Reverb that I would like to attempt shedding a few pounds. Also how do these Neos compare to Ceramic or Alnico speakers?
     
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    Neo's sit in the middle between alnico and ceramic. Don't have any experience with the celestions.

    DOnR
     
  6. EBGB

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    As of today I have a Jensen Neo 12 in my Fender Rivera Concert.

    I would say the sound improved 40% over the cardboardy original speaker.

    And the weight is reduced by a few pounds.

    Sounds like a good deal to me.

    Haven't tried the Tonkerlite.
     
  7. Aslan

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    I have a pair of Tonkerlites in my Twin Reverb Reissue and love them, had an amp a year ago with the Jensen Neo's and although they are fine they didn't sound as good to my ear as the Tonkerlites. I now like my Twin alot because it weighs alittle less than 50 lbs, plus I wanted to play it in smaller places so I switched the V2 tube to a 12AY7 and now the amp is warmer and I run the volume between 4-7 and it is pefect, I can even get the Twin to breakup slightly without the soundman yelling at me.
     
  8. fr8_trane

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    I love the Jensen Neo's. Keep in mind they are warm speakers without a peaky treble response. If you want maximum sparkle or chime they might not be the best choice. If you have an annoyingly bright amp or your distortion sounds like a jar of bees the Neo will work wonders.
     

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