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Old 21st November 2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default grit and buttery sounds in speaker

  1. Why do amp speakers have a grittyness in it? Is it associated with low wattage rating? If your sound isn't very "brown" then how can one avoid this and create; a generally cleaner and simplified sound?
  2. Also, what's this buttery sound in it too? I had a theory that it was possibly using smaller capacitors to soften the signal, that can lead to a dullened/buttery like sound.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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Buttery would, I suspect, be plenty of low order harmonic distortion.

Grittiness would, methinks, be the sound you get when there's a little bit too much of the top-end when using distortion.
Either that, or pour some sand into the voice coil gap during manufacture.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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It's pretty pointless using meaningless descrptions, it's the sort of crap you get in audio reviews
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Old 23rd November 2011, 11:21 PM   #4
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Gritty and buttery ?? Sounds like my breakfast ......
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Old 24th November 2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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well, I'm not sure what it is but some classic rocknroll musicians tend like it.
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Old 25th November 2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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Try to define better what you hear. If it seems a bit distorted, fuzzy, yes - that's what guitar speakers should sound like (taking for granted the "instrument speakers" you mention are guitar ones). You don't want a cleaner sound in guitar speakers. It's exactly their distortion and color that makes them suit the purpose. How dirty is what is known as "that" sound. Dirt is actually a design goal - coil placement and so are determined to create nonlinearities. Best regards, Emerson
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