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Please describe the sound of the Celestion Neo Creamback for me.

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As per the title. I'm familiar with how a Greenback sounds, several models of Eminence, a Jensen Neo, and the Celestion Blue, so comparisons to those would be helpful. Unfortunately I've never played through the regular Creamback. Also, it looks like the magnet area on these for some reason is "ferrite sized" - are they physically identical in size on the backs to the ferrite models?
 

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I had already read through that thread. There really isn't much discussion there that helps if you haven't used a regular Creamback. I was hoping to get some input from someone who could compare it to some speakers I've had experience with. But thanks for playing.
 

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I did finally dig up a big thread on the ferrite Creamback, and since the Neo supposedly sounds very similar, at least I have a reference point. Supposedly Greenback like with a bit more bass and headroom. And of course the Greenback was originally supposed to be a higher powered Blue, so maybe vaguely in the ballpark. I may have to give one a try.
 

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I did finally dig up a big thread on the ferrite Creamback, and since the Neo supposedly sounds very similar, at least I have a reference point. Supposedly Greenback like with a bit more bass and headroom. And of course the Greenback was originally supposed to be a higher powered Blue, so maybe vaguely in the ballpark. I may have to give one a try.
So far so good with my Neo Creamback that I installed in a Redplate Blackverb. Definitely a better speaker for me than the V30 it came with. To my ears, it is pretty damn close to the original creamback.

Kindly allow a few hours break-in time. I might have heard a few funny overtones in the early going, they seem to be gone.
 
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I did finally dig up a big thread on the ferrite Creamback, and since the Neo supposedly sounds very similar, at least I have a reference point. Supposedly Greenback like with a bit more bass and headroom. And of course the Greenback was originally supposed to be a higher powered Blue, so maybe vaguely in the ballpark. I may have to give one a try.
You could actually be over complicating things by chalking any Celestion down to derive directly from the T530. Actually no Celestion made today sound remotely like the T530, not even the Blue Alnicos/ Bulldogs.

Just consider the Creamback varietes to derive from the Kurt Mueller based Greenback varieties in tone, yet with the inevitable increase of headroom and broader response, particularly in the lows.

The neos are really a thing onto themselves, both in what you hear and how they measure. Even the Neo Vintage, built on the same bits as the V30 (which in turn supposedly was based on the (Kurt Mueller) Blue), has quite a bit of G12H30 Greenback tonality to it.
 






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