#160534  by WokeUpDead
 Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:31 am
So I'm reading that the 2130 is the "professional" version of the K120. It seems these can be had for a little less than the k120. What are the differences if any? Has anyone compared the two for guitar use?
 #160540  by hippieguy1954
 Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:53 am
All you have to do is carefully compare the specs for both and you will find out what you want to know. Then you can tell us all about your findings and that would be a good contribution.
 #160541  by Mithrandir
 Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:49 am
im getting my amp modded by shakedown amps. We've talked a lot about speakers. In my twin reverb cab, we've gone with a weber neomag 12" 75 w, but with a paper dust cap (as opposed to aluminum) and a vintage E120. Joe from Shakedown keeps saying the neomag with the E120 "opens up correctly, not like a k120" next to another strong JBL speaker, providing an awesome tone. Thats all the input that I have. If you're running one jbl already, the weber neomags are awesome, plus they're far lighter.
 #160550  by WokeUpDead
 Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:19 am
The jbl 2130 is the professional version of the k120. All of the specs are identical other than that the shape of the magnet enclosure in the back is slightly different.

Source : much reading on Lansing heritage website and other internet sources.
 #160551  by WokeUpDead
 Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:22 am
Mithrandir wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:49 am
im getting my amp modded by shakedown amps. We've talked a lot about speakers. In my twin reverb cab, we've gone with a weber neomag 12" 75 w, but with a paper dust cap (as opposed to aluminum) and a vintage E120. Joe from Shakedown keeps saying the neomag with the E120 "opens up correctly, not like a k120" next to another strong JBL speaker, providing an awesome tone. Thats all the input that I have. If you're running one jbl already, the weber neomags are awesome, plus they're far lighter.
What does that mean? That using an e120 with a much lower wattage speaker in the same cab positively affects the e120? I would think that the e120 would just overpower the weber in the same cab.

I'd love to find some convincing arguments for using e120s over k120 or d120 considering they are typically way less expensive but so far my understanding is that they won't sound as good unless played at higher volumes than most bar bands can achieve.