Weber NeoMag in Princeton Reverb

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  1. otherone

    otherone Supporting Member

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    Anyone try these 10" speakers in an old blackface princeton reverb? thoughts, opinions? Want to replace my Jensen reissue c10q...I like it a lot, especially the highs, but I want louder and cleaner...have tried Weber 10f150, jupiter 10lc...both great, but definitely both with rounder highs...I like the sparkly highs from the Jensens...want to keep that fender sparkle
     
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    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    I had a Jensen MOD-12. Didn't like it at all. But what I really wanted to say is, you're going to need some extra energy for those late night gigs, right?! ;)

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    OK, I'm done ****ing around. Not a PR but a direct comparison of the Weber Neos with the JBLs they're designed to emulate.

    P.S. Cleaner, yes. Louder, likely not. I've owned NeoMags in the past. They are good speakers but they are not especially efficient or loud.

     
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    some reported that the neomags didn't sound good in a small 1x10 cab like the princetone, although they did sound good in bigger cabs like 4x10s and 2x12s
     
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    my neomag 12s work ok in a twin reverb. I'm tempted to try the telonic 12-8s though
     
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    I had the weber NEO 10 in my princeton for a day. It sounded anemic. It needs a bigger cabinet IMHO.
     
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    Hey, smolder, was yours a brand new one? Because if yes, I've heard the NeoMags require and benefit from a serious breaking in ("opens them up").
     
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    Does this apply to all neo speakers? I tried a Emi Tonkerlite and thought it was way too thin. It now resides in a box in the closet.

    Low volume and clean was OK but just OK and any OD was awful.


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  11. Jon Silberman

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    I think it applies generally to all speakers BUT I've heard (grapevine) it's especially true for Weber NeoMags.
     
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    Why not just look for a JBL E110? They aren't that hard to find, and they sound wicked in a Princeton Reverb.
     
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    An E110 is about 12 lbs., a Neomag 10 6 lbs. That's important to some. Also, I wonder, will an E110 actually fit into a PR?
     
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    the e110 sounds great though
     
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    You might be right Jon. But when I matched it with another 10 in a double wall blues breaker like cab, it performed well. I also it it in the vibrolux reverb and it sounded good. I probably only put 10-12 hours on it before unloading it. I still think it needs some mass provided by the cab, a JBL by contrast thrives on minimal cabinet construction
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    Yah, a K110, though it might cost you more will be in between... And to me is as fine a ten as you can put in a Princeton or princeton Reverb.
     
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    Sure does.

    Mine probably won't be coming out but, if it did, I would replace it with the Eminence Legend 1058 that I had in it before. Also beautiful clean tone, just not as complex as the JBL.

    Both of these speakers are well-matched with a PR, in that they can handle far more wattage than the amp can deliver. And you can ask any old fart, that is key to having the right amp/speaker match. I also feel fairly strongly that the PR sounds best with ceramic, despite that fact the I use alnico speakers in my other amps.
     
  18. Jon Silberman

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    Several people in this thread reported preferring the Ragin Cajun over the Legend 1058 (just sharing the thread, I'm not personally familiar with either).

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=619993
     

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