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Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker  

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As clear as Big Ben's bell!

Jensen Mods are a series of Jensen musical instrument speakers developed to give a contemporary feel with a touch of the old British sound. The Jensen Mod Series speakers are designed for precision amplifiers which require a speaker that complements the signal without changing the signatures of the amp itself. This combination of transparent sound with a touch of English makes the Jensen Mods perfect for any amplifier.

FEATURES
  • 4/8 ohm impedance
  • 20W rated power
  • 40W musical power
  • Sensitivity @ 1W, 1m: 93.2 dB
  • Ferrite magnet
  • Copper voice coil winding
  • Epotex voice coil former
  • Paper cone
  • Integrated paper surround
  • Non-treated cloth dust dome
  • Pressed sheet steel basket

Crisp, clear reproduction that is full of tone. Order today.

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JensenMOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (6)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (19)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Affordable Speaker Upgrade for Fender Mustang I

Fender Mustang I Speaker Upgrade: The little Fender Mustang I is a great little amp for practice and low volume rehearsals, however, the stock speaker cuts nearly an octave off your lows and...Read complete review

Fender Mustang I Speaker Upgrade: The little Fender Mustang I is a great little amp for practice and low volume rehearsals, however, the stock speaker cuts nearly an octave off your lows and highs are tinny, and mids are farty. Again, great little amp for what it is and how low-cost it is. By swapping the stock speaker for the Mod 8-20 it is not only affordable, easy to do, it makes a BIG difference in overall tone and note articulation. I only use this little amp for practice and low volume rehearsals and have been using it for close to 5 years specifically for that purpose and did not want to spend half or more of what the amp costs or is worth. When I first purchased the amp it was obvious the stock speaker was the weak link. The Mod 8-20 will make you happy, or should I say happier. Great little speaker at a great price. Note: make sure that when you do the swap that you connect the RED speaker wire to the PLUS connector and BLACK speaker wire to the MINUS connector tabs on the Mod 8-20 (they are marked on the Mod 8-20). You will also need to ground the Mod 8-20 by snipping the ground wired soldered to the stock speaker and attaching it to the Mod 8-20's metal outer rim (cage) by scratching or sanding a little of the paint off around one of the screw holes that secures the speaker to the soundboard and attaching under the screw. It's easy.

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Not a good speaker

I modded an amp to an old tweed champ type circuit, and built a custom cab for it. After reading the great reviews on this speaker, i gave it a shot.Read complete review

I modded an amp to an old tweed champ type circuit, and built a custom cab for it. After reading the great reviews on this speaker, i gave it a shot.

i was very dissapointed.

I prefer a lot of headroom, and this speaker broke up VERY early. The speaker had very weak volume, and when it did get to rocking the bass was not there, and the highs were very brittle and ice picky. I ran the amp through another cab and the sound was much more balanced.

I had the same brittle highs in a 12" Jensen that i had put into another tweed build. Fool me twice....

I won't recommend Jensens, nor will i use them again. I'll be replacing this speaker with the Eminence 820H as soon it is released to market.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Affordable Speaker Upgrade for Fender Mustang I

By 52Tele54Stratman

from Ormond By The Sea, FL

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Much better than stock.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

    Fender Mustang I Speaker Upgrade: The little Fender Mustang I is a great little amp for practice and low volume rehearsals, however, the stock speaker cuts nearly an octave off your lows and highs are tinny, and mids are farty. Again, great little amp for what it is and how low-cost it is. By swapping the stock speaker for the Mod 8-20 it is not only affordable, easy to do, it makes a BIG difference in overall tone and note articulation. I only use this little amp for practice and low volume rehearsals and have been using it for close to 5 years specifically for that purpose and did not want to spend half or more of what the amp costs or is worth. When I first purchased the amp it was obvious the stock speaker was the weak link. The Mod 8-20 will make you happy, or should I say happier. Great little speaker at a great price. Note: make sure that when you do the swap that you connect the RED speaker wire to the PLUS connector and BLACK speaker wire to the MINUS connector tabs on the Mod 8-20 (they are marked on the Mod 8-20). You will also need to ground the Mod 8-20 by snipping the ground wired soldered to the stock speaker and attaching it to the Mod 8-20's metal outer rim (cage) by scratching or sanding a little of the paint off around one of the screw holes that secures the speaker to the soundboard and attaching under the screw. It's easy.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes I would buy this speaker again.

    By Electric John

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

      I bought a Bugera V 5 5 watt tube amp. From most everything I read on the Internet the original speaker just sounded "too dark" And looking around for any 8 inch speaker with 4 ohms was not too easy.Not too many choices to choose from. The Jensen MOD 20 was available (locally) and the price was real good.I bought the MOD 8-20 for a replacement, I made a GOOD CHOICE it seems to be louder and brighter than the Bugera speaker. Before I had to run my tone knob maxed out on 10...still was too muddy. But the Jensen I can run my tone knob at 4 or 5 if I wanted to. How awesome is that . I replaced both tubes in the amp and did not really notice a difference , but now the speaker...that was different. Thank you Jensen for making such a good speaker replacement.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great speaker!

      By Tom21962

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Crisp
      • Even Tone
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

      I bought 2 Mod8's and put them in a 2x8 cabinet.
      They have the clear, chiming Jensen sound, like the C8R, only rounder and less bright.
      I played them through my Fender Excelsior w/a Telecaster and they sound great. Very punchy. Breakup is nice and bluesy.
      I then plugged into my Vox 15VR w/a Les Paul and they sounded good there, too. Not muddy at all.
      I have a 4x8 cabinet and 4 of these would blast.
      I recommend these as a upgrade speaker and would pick them over the other eights on the market.
      Plus the price is supurb.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Silvertone 1481 Replacement

      By Budacus

      from Raleigh, NC

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

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          Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

          Needed a replacement 8 inch 4-ohm speaker for a vintage Silvertone 1481 tube amp I needed to restore. This speaker was just the ticket! Original Alnico was shot (coil rubbing) and very inefficient. The Jenson MOD-8 was the most cost effective solution for this portion of the restore. Had the OPTX been able to produce a wider frequency response, I would have considered the Jensen CR8. But given the low-end nature of the original 1481 design, the MOD8 was the more-better solution.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What a difference with a small Peavey

          By Mattrich

          from Lafayette Hill PA

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Warmer Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All around

            Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

            Looking for an upgrade for my old Peavey Rage 158. I used the 'teaching amp' in a pinch on a low-volume live date and it was pretty good. I decided to upgrade from the stock Peavey speaker. I had installed a 12" Mod in my late-70s Lab L3 with superb results, so the sale price made it a no-brainer. 15 watts has never sounded so big! I use it primarily for jazz but it does sound full and distinct with an Option 5 Overdrive II. The little amp has really opened up sonically.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great speaker!!

            By Wtfalken

            from Des Melonios

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            Pros

            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

              I used this speaker as an upgrade in my fender mustang I practice amp.
              They come with basically pa speakers so the sound was improved 10x

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stunning clarity and tone makes for a great value

              By Top Jimmy

              from San Diego, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great tone
              • Improves Sound
              • Recording

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                  I cant say enough positives about this speaker. It took a measly little 20W Crate practice amp with an SLM speaker (which left a lot to be desired) and simply made it sparkle. The value cant be said enough especially for anyone with a small practice amp and an easy upgrade. Its easier than installing RAM into a computer. 4 screws and two wires.

                  The marketing is spot on in that the tone is as 'clear as bell'. I didnt find the tone overly bright, but spot on with great range and responsiveness.
                  With my 3 electric guitars (PRS, Carvin SH575 and Strat) I found this speaker really shined with the Strat, even though they all sound great.
                  Playing those percussive punchy low and throaty R&B/Hendrix rhythms in the neck and neck middle setting were top class.

                  Where it does miss a little bit is with some distortion and the PRS and Seymour Duncan's. Those Duncan's really have a great trebly bite to them and I found that while the distortion was great and 'classic' sounding, this wasnt the speakers 'home' so to speak. So its not the buzzy Randy Rhoads bity tone, but the rather the rounder Cream/Clapton tone when distortion is on.
                  I found this speaker really likes to live in the high mids to the mid lows which is actually a great place to be more akin to 70s classic rock and blues over metal. Though I am sure if you are playing a closed back amp, that will change things.

                  Massive upgrade and I join the rest of the choir in its praise. If you happen to have a practice amp that could use some love, definitely upgrade with this MOD 8, you wont be disappointed.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Made that 40 year old champ come back to life!

                  By Paul

                  from 97138

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                      Grown up amaruer

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      nice tight speaker

                      By El Lobo

                      from El Loco

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                      Pros

                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                        great little 8 inch speaker....put it in my Orange Crush 20LDX amp.....nicely improved the sound....tighter, richer, bolder, less fizzy, sound.,a definite and economical improvement..well worth it...

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        What a Deal !!!

                        By Fondue Lox

                        from Eastern,Washington

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                        Installed as a replacement in my Bugera V5. This speaker is exactly the sound i was looking for. Plenty of bass with just the right amount of midrange and it increased the treble, which this amp needed badly.If your looking for a great rock and blues speaker you cannot go wrong with this Mod-8,especially for the price.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great upgrade choice

                        By uncleG

                        from Orange Ca

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                        Pros

                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • No Problems

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                        I have a Bugera V5 tube amp,that sounded good but lacked the treble especially with lower watt settings. Although the Jensen had a smaller Magnet it still has decent bass and the mid and treble are perfect.It made this cheap amp sound like a boutique amp!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Quality and Value

                        By tonepoet

                        from California

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                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                            WOW! That may be all I need to say. I put one of these in my old Gibson GA-5 from the 50s and wow, it is a whole different amp. The tonal spectrum just opened up. The high end is so sparkly, chimey, clear, precise. And for this price, this is well worth it. I'm also going to try one in a Peavey Rage 158.

                            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Not a good speaker

                            By Nate

                            from Ohio

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                I modded an amp to an old tweed champ type circuit, and built a custom cab for it. After reading the great reviews on this speaker, i gave it a shot.

                                i was very dissapointed.

                                I prefer a lot of headroom, and this speaker broke up VERY early. The speaker had very weak volume, and when it did get to rocking the bass was not there, and the highs were very brittle and ice picky. I ran the amp through another cab and the sound was much more balanced.

                                I had the same brittle highs in a 12" Jensen that i had put into another tweed build. Fool me twice....

                                I won't recommend Jensens, nor will i use them again. I'll be replacing this speaker with the Eminence 820H as soon it is released to market.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great Sound for the money

                                By Kevin

                                from Waynesboro, Va

                                About Me Professional Musician

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                                Pros

                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                    I used this speaker in a project in which I converted an old Fujiya reel to reel into a low watt tube amp. (approx 3 watts). I built a little cab for it and popped this speaker in. It sounds nice and breaks up well. Not quite as much cone break up as the 1940's speaker I was originally planning on using, but should hold up better. I also tested this out with my Peavey Classic 50 and it sounded nice there as well and so I am considering building a 4 x 8" cab for that amp. In general I like the Mod Series and plan on using more of them in multiple projects I have planned.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Replace indeed !!!

                                    By AudioB

                                    from Tucson, Az

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                                    Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                    Glad I bought it and glad I put it in the amp.
                                    Pulled the stock fender (no name) speaker from my Frontman 15.
                                    What a difference. The amps not the best but has been improved by replacing the stock speaker with the Jensen. Could hear the difference right off the bat.
                                    Well built little speaker
                                    For the price, can't beat it

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Fun Speaker for Hobby Use

                                    By Douglas Goodall

                                    from Santa Maria, CA

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                                    Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                    I bought two of these to use with an Epiphone Valve Junior. They were easy to work with, They nounted easily and had two solder tabs that were labeled plus and minus to help with phasing. My project worked out well and the Epiphone Valve Junior sounded good with my home made cabinet. This time I used two, but at this price I could have used many more and created a cabinet that would have handled more power. I wired them in series and pluged them into the 8 ohm output of the amp. The harmonics were ok and I am satisfied with the results of my project. I can't speak to the applicability for direct replacement of other kinds of speakers since I built something new with them. I you want to build a cabinet for use with the Epiphobe Valve Junior, these arw a good match as they can handle the power of the unit. At least in my configuration using two in series. They don't weigh much so my project was easy to pick up and carry. That is important for me given my physical limitations.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    MOD8-20W 8" Speaker

                                    By Paul Sigmon

                                    from Northern Virginia

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                                    Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                    For the $ this is a great deal.
                                    For the price, this is a great speaker for champ like amps. I put this in a 1940s Western Electric amp, 6X5, 6V6, 6SL7 wired as Supro Spectator. It's just a 8" speaker, nothing special but it works great and is a tad louder than the stock speaker and brighter. Testing with other speakers, I preferred a 10" speaker with this amp but there's not enough room in the cabinet without modifications. 8" speakers don't push much air, but this speaker probably does the job as good or better than most of the higher priced models. If you're using an 8" speaker, in my oppinion, this is a good solution.
                                    Very nice looking, haven't had long but is holding up nicely.
                                    Great price and product, bang for buck!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Jensen MOD8

                                    By Strat_attack

                                    from Virginia

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                                    Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                    Just received my Jensen speaker today. I installed it in a Behringer ac108 hybrid amp. It lined right up with the stock holes. I must say this little speaker made my amp sound so much better. It sounded great clean and with gain. I then tested it with my volume half way and gain all the way up. It was perfect, no muffled distorted speaker sound. The quality of the jensen was great and very easy to install. All I need is some new pups for my mim strat and I will be happy with my tone for the next 20 years.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    yep

                                    By ken

                                    from dallas texas

                                    About Me Professional Musician

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                                    Pros

                                    • Improves Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                      replaced 2 Celestion 12 in speakers with 2-10 in and 2- 8 in. Jensen speakers.Run through 40 watt bassman clone.What a wonderfull difference.Nice and chimey on the highs. Lows sound good also in a closed box.The mids are still there.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      worked well for my purpose !!!

                                      By biscuit

                                      from bristol. tn.

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                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Improves Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about Jensen MOD8-20 20W 8" Replacement Speaker:

                                        the dust cover was off center as was the cone itself on the frame ... Jensen should have better quality control !!! ... didn't take time to return it ... it works ...

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