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    Neodymium Speakers

    Just curious as to whether any of you players have tried or listened to any type of Neodymium speaker. They're fairly new in the market, and I'm thinking of ordering a set based on what I've heard, but I'm wondering if anyone here has actually tried them, and if so, what they think.
    I know they're made by Celestion, Jenson, and Eminence, and a no. of manufacturers are now using them in their amps. They're also priced differently, the celestions being over twice the price of the others. I'm wondering if that's just the name your paying extra for cause the inner materials seem to be the same.
    The plus on them is that they're extremely light because of the neodymium magnet, about 1/3 the weight of a regular speaker, and they're supposed to reproduce your amp's tone very faithfully with out overly coloring the sound.
    I don't know the minus because I haven't had any experience with them yet.

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    I think speaker 'color' is just as important as whether it's a Marshall or a Fender. EL34 or 6L6. Chinese or Russian. Neodymium or Ferrite.

    I would agree about color for studio apps. Nothing like a killer mix soundin like poopoo at the neighbor's house.

    Sorry...to answer your question, I've never heard of Neodymium speakers.

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    I think they're also used in Apple's iPod headphones and they sound great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister5150
    I think they're also used in Apple's iPod headphones and they sound great.
    Yea, a no. of companies like Sony and others are using neodymium magnets in their headphones now.
    Although you're right, they do sound great, those aren't quite the speakers I had in mind.

    I think lack of speaker color is a good thing. The speakers do have a certain tone of their own, but aren't supposed to change your amp's tone the way as ceramic or alnico magnets do. It's supposed to be a more fathful reproduction of your amp's circuit.
    A lot of times a player will blame the amp when a simple change of speaker will bring out the best characteristics of the amp they're using.
    They're also supposed to be very touch sensetive from what I understand so that's good as well.
    Again, I haven't actually tried one so it might come down to just ordering them and taking a chance.

 

 

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