I know - what people say the Cali does is really what the Neo IS!hogan wrote:The Neo's weigh less also.
In regards to what SS said about the cali's, I still like them, but they are a different speaker. I just did a 2x10 for a guy that went w/ neo 10s and I happenned to have a cab w/ cali 10 in it. I a/b'ed the two using an acoustic image Clarus amp. It was night and day. THe neo's are incredibly sharp, and detailed. It's funny, because that's what a lot of folks say about the Cali. Is one better than the other? Not for me to say. I practice on Cali's but gig thru Neo's if that means anything. I also did a cab for paulinnc from this board that sounded fantastic that was loaded w/ cali 12's.
Yes, the Cali is a good speaker for big clean and flatter eq but I found the Neo's to give me a better sound. But it's part of the design. The Cali is a ceramic magnet while the Neo is a neodymium magnet that was designed to emulate the Alnico of the JBL D120s.
Yes, I've owned both and A/B'd 12"
This issue is similar to pickups: Alnico or Ceramic. Some play nicely with either. I dig alnico's.