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Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker  16 ohm

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Overview
  • A '60s cornerstone
  • Sweet midrange
  • Quick, dynamic response throughout
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THE definitive all-American rock 'n' roll tone!

Used by almost every major amp manufacturer of the '60s, this classic design has been sought after ever since. Sweet midrange coupled with quick, dynamic response throughout combines with incredible resilience to make it an industry standard. 50W handling, 1-1/2" voice coil, 28-3/5 oz. magnet.

Features
  • A '60s cornerstone
  • Sweet midrange
  • Quick, dynamic response throughout
  • Amazing resilience
  • 50W handling
  • 1-1/2" voice coil
  • 28-3/5 oz. magnet

Well, you've blown your old speakers, why not replace them with true classics? Order right this instant.

 
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JensenC12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Warm, round tone

        I bought this speaker as a replacement for my 1964 Ampeg Jet (J-12D). It's a simple amp with a volume knob and a tone knob, which allows a speaker to be...Read complete review

        I bought this speaker as a replacement for my 1964 Ampeg Jet (J-12D). It's a simple amp with a volume knob and a tone knob, which allows a speaker to be itself. Through a stratocaster, this speaker and amp combination offers a really nice clean singing tone, with more bottom-end than you would expect. In fact, I was expecting this speaker to be too bright and harsh based on the other reviews, but was pleasantly surprised how the lower frequencies in the amp came to life through this speaker. The heavy mids are the most present voice in this speaker, blurring individual notes together (think Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" or Led Zeppelin's version of "I Can't Quit You Baby")and really smoothing out chords. It is incredibly boomy, with a good amount of 3-D presence. The highs just aren't the most pronounced part of this speaker, which is not to say that it isn't capable of highs. I ran it through an equalizer and was able to produce a really nice boosted treble/cut mids lead tone through it... I admit, I opted for this speaker rather than the P12 (AlNiCo version) because of price, but after trying it out I have to say I wouldn't do a swap until it fails me. This thing is stable when the amp is cranked and has a nice amount of punch, though not ideal for that "listen to me play sixteenth notes for 30 minutes because I'm awesome" sort of player. This speaker is for a subtle player with a slow hand who really cares about the voicing and tone of a lick. Great for thick slide tones, smokey blues, and warm jazz riffs. A warm, round, smooth tone. Enjoy!

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        Not for rockin'

        I've had a pair of these speakers in my Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 for several years. During that time I have at no point been satisfied with the tone coming out of these...Read complete review

        I've had a pair of these speakers in my Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 for several years. During that time I have at no point been satisfied with the tone coming out of these speakers. They won't get you any kind of warmth. Every note I played on every setting I tried felt like I was using an ice-pick. Also, these speakers break up incredibly quickly, so using the clean channel is pretty pointless-- basically, your tone is never completely clean. Using overdrive or distortion is depressing; these speakers can't handle any bass at all. They flub and fart the bass notes rather than punching. Trying to boost the midrange produces a "quacky" sound, it doesn't matter if you're using single-coil or humbucking pickups; Quack quack quack. I will note that I took one of these out of my Deville and switched it with the eminence texas heat in my blues junior recently. In the blues junior ( a 15 watt tube amp) this speaker is decent. All the negative things are lessened. But the texas heat sounded better, and I plan to replace the other speaker in my DeVille with another Texas Heat ASAP. In conclusion, if you play rock, don't touch these speakers with a ten-foot pole. If you play country or blues with scooped bass, this speaker is useable, but there's better speakers for those styles in the same price. Please realize that I have hundreds of hours of playing time using these speakers, so my conclusion about the jensen C12N speaker is not fore-gone.

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        5.0

        Jensen C12N

        By Bluto

        from WNY

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            Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

            Every amp/combo I have ever owned has the speaker replaced w/Jensens. They sound great after they break-in. I always run two together but not of the same size. It's usually a 12" and a 15". That combination gets very nice results. Both being Jensen Speakers. I've been using Jensen speakers for 35+ years with very good results.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Tons of Mids

            By This Evil Ross

            from Topeka, Ks

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            Pros

            • Amazing Clean Tone
            • Dirty Blues Sound

            Cons

            • Breaks Up Quickly
            • Too Much Mids

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

            I have this speaker in a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe that I use primarily with a funk band and for the open mic night I host. The clean tone is totally the Fender sound everybody wants, but it breaks up incredibly quickly and would be unusable in a band situation. Probably my biggest gripe though is that the speaker just coats everything in mids. I have tried everything and it's there to stay! This, in my opinion, makes it unusable for lots of situations. I would say if you're a jazzer, this is the speaker for you. If you play in an R&B group this is perfect. But if you want to have a tone that you can mold for whatever you're playing, this will not suffice.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Is What I've Been Looking For

            By Fireman Curt

            from near Cincinnati

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            • Improves Sound

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              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              I put these in a Frontman 212R and it is close to my old 70's Twin. These speakers added warmth, clarity and low end punch I've been looking for. I play clean with some reverb and love the tone.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT SPEAKERS!

              By Frank-PYE1h

              from Arizona

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              If you like Fender cleans then Jensen old and new are simply the best sounding speakers there are and for the price you just can't do any better. Warm bright and articulate, with enough midrange to cut through and then some. SRV tones all the way with these and a tube screamer!
              Jensen has always made excellent speakers of highest quality and these are no different.
              Jensen has the best value out there for vintage sounding amp speakers. Nothing sounds like Fender like Jensen!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Jensen C12N - Perfect with an Egnater Tweaker 15

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              I played the fender blues jr. nos with this speaker in it. It sounded great. I played the egnater tweaker too, and was impressed with the versatility of the amp. In the end I decided to go with the Tweaker with the Jensen C12N I put in a cab I had, and I'm glad I did. It seems to get the Fender Blues JR tones as well as a lot of other tones. I was on the Morgan Amplification site today, and noticed that the $1800 Morgan PR12 uses one too. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me. The perfect speaker for 15 watt head.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Replacement speaker for Premier B-160 tube amp.

              By James James Shaver

              from South Georgia

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              Was exactly what I was expecting, quality products made by a quality company.
              Looked at many speakers, then went with what came in the amp long ago. The Premier B-160 came equiped with a Jensen so... Great sound, clear, clean, but really gets the bluesy rasp when the tube a pushed.
              Top notch, what you'd expect in a Jensen

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Warm, round tone

              By Jeff-j_QsA

              from Ann Arbor, MI

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              I bought this speaker as a replacement for my 1964 Ampeg Jet (J-12D). It's a simple amp with a volume knob and a tone knob, which allows a speaker to be itself. Through a stratocaster, this speaker and amp combination offers a really nice clean singing tone, with more bottom-end than you would expect. In fact, I was expecting this speaker to be too bright and harsh based on the other reviews, but was pleasantly surprised how the lower frequencies in the amp came to life through this speaker. The heavy mids are the most present voice in this speaker, blurring individual notes together (think Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" or Led Zeppelin's version of "I Can't Quit You Baby")and really smoothing out chords. It is incredibly boomy, with a good amount of 3-D presence. The highs just aren't the most pronounced part of this speaker, which is not to say that it isn't capable of highs. I ran it through an equalizer and was able to produce a really nice boosted treble/cut mids lead tone through it... I admit, I opted for this speaker rather than the P12 (AlNiCo version) because of price, but after trying it out I have to say I wouldn't do a swap until it fails me. This thing is stable when the amp is cranked and has a nice amount of punch, though not ideal for that "listen to me play sixteenth notes for 30 minutes because I'm awesome" sort of player. This speaker is for a subtle player with a slow hand who really cares about the voicing and tone of a lick. Great for thick slide tones, smokey blues, and warm jazz riffs. A warm, round, smooth tone. Enjoy!

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Review

              By JohnnyCrash

              from California

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              I built a '57 Fender Deluxe clone amp and used a C12N instead of a low watt AlNiCo style speaker. It has a nice range from lows to highs and has a forceful midrange. Great for rock. Depending on tastes it may be too bright or harsh for clean stuff, unless you like some brighter twang. I like it a lot for clean though. Break-in time is not too long warm up the sound a bit. I have several Jensens, including an AlNiCo P15N (a great speaker) and P10R, and a ceramic C10R, as well as their lightweight neodymium Neo12-100.

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              (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not for rockin'

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              I've had a pair of these speakers in my Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 for several years. During that time I have at no point been satisfied with the tone coming out of these speakers. They won't get you any kind of warmth. Every note I played on every setting I tried felt like I was using an ice-pick. Also, these speakers break up incredibly quickly, so using the clean channel is pretty pointless-- basically, your tone is never completely clean. Using overdrive or distortion is depressing; these speakers can't handle any bass at all. They flub and fart the bass notes rather than punching. Trying to boost the midrange produces a "quacky" sound, it doesn't matter if you're using single-coil or humbucking pickups; Quack quack quack. I will note that I took one of these out of my Deville and switched it with the eminence texas heat in my blues junior recently. In the blues junior ( a 15 watt tube amp) this speaker is decent. All the negative things are lessened. But the texas heat sounded better, and I plan to replace the other speaker in my DeVille with another Texas Heat ASAP. In conclusion, if you play rock, don't touch these speakers with a ten-foot pole. If you play country or blues with scooped bass, this speaker is useable, but there's better speakers for those styles in the same price. Please realize that I have hundreds of hours of playing time using these speakers, so my conclusion about the jensen C12N speaker is not fore-gone.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great speakers

              Comments about Jensen C12N 50W 12" Replacement Speaker:

              I bought these to replace the speakers in my 1976 fender twin silverface, and its sounds completely different. These speakers gave it a very crisp tone and actually made it louder. With the old speakers, I could turn it to 10 and 10, and it would be extremely loud, but I wasn't worried. then when i put these speakers in, i can't turn it past 7 and 7 without it feeling too loud. And thats without distortion. I recomend these speakers to anyone who wants to replace the speakers in their twin, or any tube amp that the specs would fits for. If you're replacing speakers for a transistor amp, i'd just wait and get an old tube amp before i bought speakers. i just can't even describe the tone. also, if anyone's wondering, these speakers are made in Italy. i was expecting them to be made in England, but i saw on the package and on thes peaker that they were made in Italy. it really doesn't make a difference, they're still very well crafted.

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