+1!!! IME nothing, then or now, compares to the TONE of a JBL K140. in my Vox 2-15 super beatle cab, i first tried two new Eminence neo Kappalite 3015's. the 3015's definitely handled more power, but didn't come close to the fullness and smoothness of the K140's tonewise. they sounded a bit harsh and cloudy by comparison. and i never liked Altec 15's for bass as they were way to midrangey and 'honky' to me (sounded like a magaphone). the only EV that i like is the EVM15L in a TL606 cab, but i still prefer K140's over them too. the E series JBL's are okay, but IMO don't sound as nice as the Alnico D and K series.