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Breaking in Your Speakers

Breaking in Your Speakers

March 17, 2009
Why a broken in speaker sounds different, and how to capture that sound with a new speaker
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Controlling Speaker Breakup

Controlling Speaker Breakup

December 16, 2008
How speakers break up, and what you can do to control the noise.
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Optimizing Mids and Highs

November 11, 2008
How speaker characteristics affect mids and highs
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Speaker Selection Explained

October 15, 2008
I’m often asked, “What is the best speaker for this amp, playing style or artist’s tone?” “Best” is very subjective! My token answer is always, “What characteristics are important to
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Magnetic Motors, Pt. 2

September 9, 2008
This month we dive into the basics behind speaker manufacturing, magnetic motors.
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Magnetic Motors, Pt. 1

August 15, 2008
Big Tony lets us in on all the little secrets about speaker magnets.
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Shattering Speaker Pairing Misconceptions

July 10, 2008
Mixing guitar speakers is one of the most frequent topics I receive inquiries about. This tonal experiment gets a lot of hype, and for good reason. It’s a lot
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A Mad Professor Selects Speakers

June 10, 2008
This month we talk to Björn Juhl, amp and pedal designer from BJF Electronics and featured Scandinavian boutique amp and effects company, Mad Professor. What’s the process for creating a
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Blackheart’s Speaker Selection Explained

May 12, 2008
This month, Anthony "Big Tony" Lucas sits down with Pyotr Belov and the converse about coming up with new amp ideas.
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The Wonder of Tubewonder

April 9, 2008
This month I spoke with Aleksander Niemand from Tubewonder about amp design and speaker selection. What’s the process for creating a new amp? Are you trying to fill a niche
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Selecting Speakers for Two-Rock

March 11, 2008
This month, we were able to speak with Joe Mloganoski, of K & M Analog Designs, LLC, about the process of designing Two-Rock amps and their speaker selection process.
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Speaker Selection, According to Zinky

January 9, 2008
In our continuing series on speaker selection, we’ve talked with numerous amp builders about how they view the role of speakers within their designs. This month I spoke with
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Carr Amplifiers’ Speaker Selection

December 11, 2007
This month, I spoke with Steve Carr, founder and designer of Carr Amplifiers, about his amplifiers and the speaker selection process. What’s your process for creating a new amplifier?
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Behind Budda

November 9, 2007
When it comes to guitar tone, it’s not just about the amp – the speakers also have a profound effect on how that tone comes out. Manufacturers are certainly aware
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Genz Benz Start to Finish

September 10, 2007
This month we get an amp company’s perspective on design and speaker selection from Jeff Genzler, founder of Genz Benz. Approaching new amp design involves several criteria. Roger Hart (Product
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Speaker Parameters, Pt. 3

August 8, 2007
DIY cabinet design.
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Cabinet Design

July 11, 2007
Optimizing the Performance of Custom Boxes
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Speaker Parameters, Part 3

June 12, 2007
The goal is to help you use speaker data in selecting speakers and (for the increasing number of DIY’ers), designing your cabinets.
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More Speaker Parameters Explained

May 14, 2007
The Q parameters are very important in cabinet design. They represent measurements related to the control of a speaker’s suspension when it reaches the resonant frequency
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Speaker Parameters

April 12, 2007
I believe that developing guitar speakers and, for the player, deciding what speaker to use is more of an art than a science.
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