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General Music Discussions => General => Topic started by: wmthor on January 12, 2008, 03:32:04 PM

Title: Speakers: Alnico vs Ceramic
Post by: wmthor on January 12, 2008, 03:32:04 PM
I've always been a fan of speakers equipped with alnico magnets vs ones with ceramic magnets. I find that as a general rule, that the alnico equipped speakers have a much warmer, vintage tone. Two of my three amps that were originally equipped with ceramic speakers are now have alnico speakers in them.

What's your preference?
Title: Re: Speakers: Alnico vs Ceramic
Post by: hsech on May 07, 2008, 05:01:40 AM
I've personally always preferred alnico speakers for the warmth that you mention.  My first "good" amp was a Fender Super Reverb that I got in High School in 1964.  It had alnico speakers.  I currently have a Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb that has alnico speakers.  Over the years I've had a few other amps that had alnico's.  I had a Music Man amp in the 70's that had a single 15" alnico.  I'm really sold on the warm, mellow sound they produce.