I have read a few favorable comments from a few here on the 12" Jensen Neo speakers. I posted looking for opinions on another forum and got the following response. Basically I'm looking for any specific experience with any brand of 12" Neo speaker as well as any comment on the following response. This is what Ted Weber says about Neo speakers Quote: I get asked a lot about neo speakers and how they evolved for this market. Here are my thoughts. We engineers get all giddy about energy and power, so when the neo came along speaker engineers went crazy because of all the energy in a much smaller package. Where we would typically have 11K of energy in an AlNiCo, and maybe 13K of energy in a ceramic, they had over 15K in a neo. That's nice, except we can go overboard on anything and this is no exception. That much energy oversensitized the speakers and made them hard and harsh at high volumes with distortion. The first ones were unbearable. Eminence and Celestion got a handle on it and made the necessary changes. As a result, they both have very good neo guitar speakers. The rest of the marketers are still clueless, apparently. I started out designing ours with the AlNiCo energy as a target. The first question is... "why would someone purposely not take advantage of the energy in the neo" My answer is because I was shooting for a tone, not a contest winning energy level, and the light weight is a bonus. So, that's where we are. The neo energy on our NeoMag™ Series speaker is the same as the AlNiCo magnet circuit it emulates. As a result, they sound the same. Virtually identical. Ted's been working on these speakers for years (like ten or so), and I think he's only just started selling them. I still haven't heard much about them.