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Old 05-01-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Alnico bass speakers!

Check out these Alnico bass speakers that Weber Speakers is thinking about producing:

Weber Alnico Bass Speakers

For those unfamiliar with Alnico, it is a kind of magnet used to make speakers and pickups. Most modern bass speakers are made from ceramic, which can sound lifeless and stale, and when pushed hard go from clean to unpleasant harsh distortion very quickly.

With Alnico, the speaker gradually distorts in a warm and pleasant way as you turn up the amp's volume. They are much more pleasant to the ear.

If you want these speakers to be produced, please go to the bottom of this Weber Speaker suggestion page linked below and request the speakers with the link above:

http://www.tedweber.com/status/cj.htm
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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This seems like a gimmick, unless it is in response to the world wide shortage of neodymium. The distortions you speak of are nothing to do with the magnetic material but are linked to the strength and shape of the magnetic field, the geometry of magnet and coil and the properties of the cone and suspension. If these are all the same the speakers will sound the same. There's nothing wrong with Alnico but it doesn't have magic properties of smoothness, that's all in the design.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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This seems like a gimmick, unless it is in response to the world wide shortage of neodymium. The distortions you speak of are nothing to do with the magnetic material but are linked to the strength and shape of the magnetic field, the geometry of magnet and coil and the properties of the cone and suspension. If these are all the same the speakers will sound the same. There's nothing wrong with Alnico but it doesn't have magic properties of smoothness, that's all in the design.


Then why do Alnico speakers generally break up more gradually and smoother than ceramic?
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There is no evidence they do. Make two speakers with the same field geometry, coil, suspension and cone and they will sound the same whatever the magnet material. the rest is just advertising.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
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Do we really want our speakers distorting? The last thing I want from a cabinet is uncontrollable distortion from the drivers. I want my distortion controllable and from a preamp/power amp, not from a speaker. I want the speaker to stay as clean as possible for as long as possible!
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #6
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Yes, I do want SOME break up from my speakers. Just a touch would be nice when I crank the amp.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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Oh, wow. Looks like they took down the link. I am told that they still intend to produce these speakers, so please click the second link in my origianl post and ask they make alnico bass speakers.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #8
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I can only imagine how good these would sound played with a nice, tube bass amp!
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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Don't care for tube amps.
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Tube amps rule!
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Closing this down, it's getting spammy/product-peddling-y.
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