I just bought two NEO 10-100's to put in a fixer-upper amp I picked up. WOW! I can't believe the difference! Huge bottom that doesn't flub out, nice present but not overpowering midrange, with a warm but present treble that's not at all muddy or shrill. If you want a speaker that sounds like ALNICO, is higher powered than Ceramic, and is light as a feather, Neodymium is the stuff for you! The best way to describe any of the NEO speakers is a clear conduit for YOUR tone. I also use a NEO 15-300 for bass.
|Nominal Overall Diameter||259 mm||10 in|
|Nominal Voice Coil Diameter||50 mm||2.0 in|
|Magnet Weight||200 g||7.0 oz|
|Overall Weight||3.85 lbs|
|Flux Density||1.20 T|
|Voice Coil DC Resistance||RE||6.96 Ω|
|Resonance Frequency||ƒS||102.7 Hz|
|Mechanical Q Factor||QMS||15.89|
|Electrical Q Factor||QES||0.51|
|Total Q Factor||QTS||0.49|
|Mechanical Moving Mass||MMS||17.6 g|
|Mechanical Compliance||CMS||136 µm/N|
|Force Factor||BxL||12.48 Wb/m|
|Equivalent Acoustic Volume||VAS||20.8 lt.|
|Maximum Linear Displacement||XMAX||1.0 mm|
|Reference Efficiency||nO||4.26 %|
|Diaphragm Area||SD||330 cm2|
|Losses Electrical Resistance||RES||217.3 Ω|
|Voice Coil Inductance @ 1kHz||LE||0.81 mH|
|Voice Coil Winding||Copper|
|Voice Coil Former||Nomex|
|Dust Dome||Non Treated Cloth|
|Basket||Pressed Sheet Steel|
|Nominal Impedance||8 Ω|
|Rated Power||100 W|
|Musical Power||200 W|
The NEO 10-100 has a smooth bass heavy tone. When presented with overdrive distortion, it has a smooth fuzz voice.
We play a lot of basement shows in the Philly area and it really sucks hauling a cabinet up and down stairs. I put Neo 10's in my 4x10 cabinet and now it's easy to haul around. My amp sounds great and my back feels much better.
I purchased a 10" NEO speaker for my little Peavey Classic 20 amp. I don't think I could be more pleased with it. It did seem to possess a fair amount of an in-your-face character at first, but I found the sound of it to be quite agreeable right off the bat, and trusted that it would mellow out some once it had a few hours on it. This has indeed proved to be the case. I would recommend the Jensen NEO for any guitar player looking for any of the following characteristics in a speaker - exceedingly well balanced tone from low to high frequencies. In terms of how a given speaker might impart its own color, I would say that the NEO is refreshingly neutral in this respect, and it is this characteristic of the speaker that I most appreciate. It's efficient. Even though it is rated at 100 watts, it still sounds full being pushed by 20 watts. It's really really light in weight. Not that this amp was heavy in the first place, but if we can put a man on the moon, why should we have to endure schlepping around annoyingly heavy amps or enclosures in the 21st millenium?!
I think the NEO10-100's are the greatest sounding speakers I could possibly have picked for my 66 Vibrolux (Don't worry, I still have the original speakers). I have every speaker imaginable around my studio and have tried them all. With this amp and also a THD Univalve and a Bivalve, the NEO 10-100 speakers just sing. Chimey, clear, articulate. They are super. I liked them so much I rebuilt my 68 Twin and put two 12-100s in it. I can't say enough about these speakers. They are very, very efficient so even though they are 100 watt speakers making it a 200 watt cabinet, I'm only pushing them with 15 watts from the Univalve or 30 watts from the Bivalve or Vibrolux. They don't need the power to sound good. Todd's advice was right on the money. Plus they are light having the Neodymium magnets. These are the speakers I always record with.
Jensen Neo speakers have killer tone and are super lightweight. Maybe that's why several boutique amp makers use them. I've had mine for over a year now and since they're rated at 100 watts RMS, they can handle just about any amp application. One of the best all around speakers on the market today. You owe it to yourself to check one out!