I just A/B-ed a JBL D130 and Eminence Legend 1518 in a 5E3 clone and preferred the Emi.
It was, though, not a D130F and has a smooth cone.
I've read some absurd things on guitar bulletin boards, but, ladies and gentlemen...we have a winner!
I hear that!Charlie, not quite as absurd as you might think. If you knew the history of the D130 and D130F you would likely agree with me.
It's not the tone/voicing of the D130 that is a problem. The problem is that they are too fragile a speaker. They were not up to the rigors of a guitar amplifier. JBL designer Harvey Gerst made a couple of changes to the D130 and thus created the D130F. If I remember correctly he widened the voice coil gap and reinforced the surround.
Both the D130 and D130F are incredible speakers, but the D130 was inclined detonate when used in a guitar amp.