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Avatar 212 Delta or Neo?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Avatar 212 Delta

    12 vote(s)
  2. Avatar 212 Neo

    7 vote(s)
  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I'm going to be buying an Avatar 212, but need to decide between the Delta and Neo. I've been using a Neo 210 and am missing the thickness of a 15, but only want one cab. I want thick lows without being boomy, but would like at least some of the punch of 10's so my sound can cut. I'm not so concerned about weight, although a lighter cab is attractive. I'm using a 300w head and a Carvin LB70P. Which do you think would be best?
  2. I own the DeltaLF version and it sounds great IMO. With that said I would be concerned with the deltalite 12 specs. They don't come close to the same mechanical handling as the DeltaLF. In fact the Deltalite 10 has better excursion capabilities than the 12" version. Check out the eminence website for more info.

    It just seems to me that the Deltalite 12 is in it's infancy and I would wait for future generations to come out.
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Would you suggest going for the DeltaLF? How is the midrange/full range sound of the Neo?
  4. I never tried the neo. I can only comment on what I read about the speakers. I would absolutely recommend the B212 DeltaLF. I does exactly what you said you want. It's got nice lows but stays punchy (when compared to the B115).
  5. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I misread what you had said! You have the 212 Delta not the Neo. Another guy said that the DeltaLF is more suited to bass guitar. Plus, it's less expensive.

  6. I believe the Eminence Deltalites (Neo) are supposed to be better for bass as a 10" not the 12".

    Having said that, there are plenty of satisfied users...
  7. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I don't know if this helps any but the 15" Avatar Neo cab speaker I have has a ton of bottom end that clearly represents my bass tone. Never played the 12" though.