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I ordered 2 Eminence 16ohm Tonker speakers to go in my newly acquired Electric 2x12. Joel from Electric said those were the recommended speakers. I ordered from an amazon store since it was almost half off through the store, but received Eminence Tonker LITEs instead! In case you are unfamiliar, the tonker lite is apparently a neo speaker? It is 125W as opposed to the Tonker which is 150W, it is considerably lighter, and apparently has less low end.

I have mesa boogie black shadows in the cabinet now that I hate. I play metal mostly, and drop tune to A or B usually. I realize in some peoples eyes/ears less low end is usually a bad thing if youre playing heavier music, but im wondering if there is that much of a difference between the two speakers that it will actually be noticeable.

So i guess the question is, should I return them or not? Also, the tonker lites are listed at 20 bucks more on the amazon store then the tonkers. Not sure why, it's usually the opposite anywhere else.
#2
Okay, let me insert some info about speaker wattage in order to help you answer your question yourself. The way I understand it, your question basically is "will these speakers be loud and punchy enough wiht 25W less?".

Here it goes:
Typically speakers generate 85 to 92db, measured at 1 meter with 1 watt applied. Sound like much? It should. A starting jumbo jet has 120 db, which is about the same as an average drummer. For comparison, speaking at normal volume is about 20db. Now every time you double the wattage of your amp, you increase the db by 3. Doesn't sound like much? Good.

Let me make this clearer: If you have a 50W speaker and you want to double the db, you would need to multiply the wattage by 10.

So theoretically, the difference of 25W is not even noticable.
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#3
^ dB-what? dB SPL? dB A? dB is a relative value…

I'd say if it's not what you ordered then send it back! Unless of course it's worth more than what you paid...
#4
sorry, should have said it. SPL. But the matter should be clear, regardles of whether A or SPL.
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It's up to you, really. They're not the speakers you ordered, and if you definitely wanted them, then I'd send them back.

But as you said, you've actually kinda lucked into a slightly better deal. It's your call, basically.
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The only issue I can see is if you had any problems - I'd guess the warranty would only cover the item you bought, and as you technically didn't buy the speakers you have, you probably don't have any warranty.
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That's a good point, I didn't think of that.
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#8
I'd say try them out. If you don't like them, send them back with "I didn't notice they were the wrong speakers until I tried them out and they sounded like crapola..."

Neo speakers -- any neo speakers -- are a bit pricey these days, since US production hasn't caught up to the demand for neo magnets (and Chinese producers decided to bump the pricing through the roof). If you like them, consider that they're also noticeably lighter (7 lbs each).