GK Neo 115 Pair, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tonybassman, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. tonybassman


    Jul 27, 2011
    My amp is a Carvin BX1500.

    I have taken the GK Neo 410 and 212 for test drives, love them.

    I prefer the sound of a 15 and am considering two Neo 115's. But nobody in my town has one to hear.

    Anyone running dual Neo 115's?
  2. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    I think fellow TB'er Tunaman runs a pair of these with his Genz Benz amps.
  3. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    I have a pair and they're amazing.
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  4. tonybassman


    Jul 27, 2011
    How do they sound compared to the 410 and 212? I love the small size and 40lb weight of the 115.
  5. topcat2069

    topcat2069 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Cathedral City Ca.
    I love mine... I run them with a GK 1001 RB II....they are series 1....... I haven't tried anything else... I've been using this rig for the last 7 years.. (at first it was a 1X15 and a 1X12 but about 4 years ago I got rid of the 1X12 and got another 1X15) The sound is full with good pitch recognition. and the B string speaks well. The upper mids are strong but the lows can rattle the room.... I run my EQ flat, no boost or other EQ mods (presence or contour...) I have the tweeter off as well as the high cut on the woofer...

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  6. TRob1293


    Feb 1, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    From what I have been reading here - and I have 2-112 NEO's...
    - GK 15's emphasize upper-mids
    - GK 12's emphasize low-mids
    - GK 10's emphasize lows

  7. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    How does a 15 sound?

    People put waaaay tooooo much emphasis on driver size, when box tuning/crossover and high frequency components mean much more.

    Having said that, I'd think that amp and those cabs would likely be pretty good together.

  8. tonybassman


    Jul 27, 2011
    Thanks for everyone's feedback!!!

    I have heard this about the 10's and 12's, thanks.

    I am only going by experience! The cabs that I have played through and preferred have been 15's.
  9. I've played blues gigs with GK 1x15 (2) and 2x10 (1). Both using same amp (350w 8 ohm/500w 4 ohm). If the volume level is sane I really like the 15s. But when the volume level goes insane, the 10s win every time. I don't own anything - I just rent so I can choose pretty much from what ever is available. If it's outdoors I go with 10s.
  10. My NEO 115-III has more native grind than my NEO212-II, which in turn has slighly more beef than the 115-III.

    So, concur about the generalisations above. Which weren't speculations about all drivers per se, but about the drivers/boxes/tunings of the GK NEO series.

  11. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    My wanna be stack is a pair of GK MB 115s (with neo speakers) which blow the legs pretty well... the added second 15 was an improvement over the 410BLX slaved cab I was using.. the 10s seemed to loose bottom end at higher volumes.
  12. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Mine are the silver-face 115MBE, the "entry level" GK line, picked up at a bargain closeout price last year. They sound like anything you want. Clean and hi-fi as can be with the Acoustic B200H, or down and dirty with the Tech 21 Landmark 300 on some funky settings. Never muddy, occasionally zingy yet never harsh, just transparent and very present. Despite all my GAS, the GK 115 cabs are not going anywhere. Not gigged, only rocked at home, so I can't comment on super-high levels.

    JMHO of course!
  13. dagovna659


    Mar 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I also have 2-115MBE that I pair with the MB200 or 1001RB they a totally awesome to me
    since I've used 2-4.5xl's (hartke) since 1999. I don't miss the 10's at all and my tone does not suffer at all. Besides, 2-115mbe's weigh a heck of a lot less than 1-4.5xl. I'm now torn between buying an mb500 or an mb800 but I'll figure it out (best $$ deal wins). I've been converted from Hartke to GK and I'm pissed at myself for waiting this long to try GK
    speakers sibce I used the 1001rb with the hartkes and that combination also sounds amazing.
  14. AusExp


    Mar 28, 2012
    Per the recommendation by a GK engineer I went with the 3x12 NEO stack paired with the MB800Fusion AMP. WOW...Plenty of LOWs (like a 15) end and Plenty of punch (like a 10).
  15. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sooooooo........you're using one 112, and one 212; both 8 ohms...yes?
  16. All false.
    Driver size has nothing to do with the tone of a cab. Its about the specific driver and the specific box built around it.

    Once again, those generalizations about driver size are just that.

    Thats the only wait I would see them being run. Not my first choice as there is power distribution mis match, but I am sure it still makes some noise.
  17. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    While I agree with you on "can't generalize by driver size;''
    tlr's post is actually ok-ish, in terms of how those specific GK Neo cabs actually sound.

    And, the GK Neo 112/212 stack was suggested to TomB by Mr Gallien; I've since used that rig a lot, and it works well; power mis-match or not. I never push that rig hard enough for that to matter.
  18. +1 While talking about 'driver size tone' in general makes little sense these days, WITHIN product line, there are often significant differences in voicing, due to the designers design goals for each specific cab, or just the inherent difference in the sound of the driver (for example, the 3012HO Eminence driver sounds WAY different than the 3015HO driver.
  19. Agreed. This is a specific discussion about the gk neo line, not a stupid thread making generalisations about 'the tone of 15s' etc.

    Owners are posting.

    I am an owner. My GK 15s are voiced leaner and meaner out of the blocks than my GK 12s.