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I wondered what a hemp cone would do for a neo.
Last fall I was going back and forth with Kimock he mentioned that he has a couple of D120's that were re-coned by A Brown Soun with hemp. Apparently he brings them on tour for high altitude gigs where other speakers tend to lose their low end. Living at 8300 foot, I've been tempted to send one of two dead d120's to them for a re-cone... just haven't done it yet.
I had the green TT, but did not like it much. The red alnico version, while it can handle fairly high wattage, works really well for low wattage amps. It compressed and sparkles very nicely.
You might want to try their H Bomb configuration, One 40/40 and one Red Alnico in the same cabinet. I felt the 40/40 needed some break in and after that period the speaker smoothed out and has gotten better over time. I believe hemp coned speakers need considerable break in time (I could be mistaken) . I have been very happy with the 40/40, but as with anything, it truly depends on the rest of the "food chain" and how each component interacts with the others. If you want something that sparkles,you are right, this is probably not the speaker for you. YMMV.
I have to admit, I am not very familiar with the NEO's. Is there a reason why many of you guys are using them? I need to get educated, I am clueless about this speaker.