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Lordathestrings
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Lordathestrings
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08/20/2006 12:12 am
You're correct in identifying the magnet types. There are a lot of factors that affect a speker's tone, but the main difference between the ceramic and alnico speaker magnets is that alnico causes compression as the voice coil field intensifies, while ceramic magnets do not.

The result is loosely analogous to the difference in the distortion characteristics of tubes and transistors.
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