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What makes different speakers sound ... different?
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Old 11th April 2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default What makes different speakers sound ... different?

What in a speaker affects it's sound the most? I imagine it goes (in
order of importance):


1) Drivers used
2) Box type, tuning, size, etc
3) Box construction
4) Crossover electronics
5) ?
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Old 11th April 2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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Everything makes a speaker sound different! What is the point?
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Old 11th April 2004, 11:55 PM   #3
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Box design's Drivers X-over's The room there in. Size shape. Wire used amplifier's used.
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Old 12th April 2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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Old 12th April 2004, 12:38 AM   #5
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Your ears. Your age. The size and shape of your skull.
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Old 12th April 2004, 12:46 AM   #6
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Your ears. Your age. The size and shape of your skull.

Ah! Why didn't anyone tell me before? That's probably why I always end up using European drivers... Shape and size of skull is connected with race isn't it? Maybe I should finally try those Norwegian Seas Excel! They must be great for my skull!!

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Regarding the age matter, I also seem to remember really old people usually having really old speakers/radios.. I think this might be related to the same matter. Afterall, the speakers is designed for a different generation of ears, right..?
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What makes different speakers sound ... different?
Not to mention tinnitis, eustachian tube collapse and good ol' ear wax.

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Not to mention tinnitis, eustachian tube collapse and good ol' ear wax.

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Funny you should mention that. I damped a few whizzer cones with that "good ol' ear wax" and the results are marvelous!
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Funny you should mention that. I damped a few whizzer cones with that "good ol' ear wax" and the results are marvelous!
Is that still called damping or is it gumming?

Did you ear it better?

Or do you think you got waxed on the deal?

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