Attenuating with a coneless speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by John Coloccia, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    Is there a reason why you can't attenuate using an old, crappy speaker with the cone removed? So the idea is that you would run a 2X12 configuration, and one speaker would have no cone.
     
  2. Belmont

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    that's the principle behind the Weber Mass.I wouldn't experiment on your own though,you'd probably just fry the voice coil immediatley.
     
  3. Cosmik de Bris

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    Yeah, you could do it. You will have to mechanically load the voice coil a bit (in place of the cone).
     
  4. Austinrocks

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    probably better to get an 8 ohm power resistor to replace the speaker, you can buy them in high watt versions
     
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  5. mattthefiddler

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    just make sure you arn't setting up part of the formula for a ported or a detuned cab. a 1x12 (2x12 with one dummy) is auctually quite louder than 2x12.


    I just built a VERY SIMPLE 8 ohm circuit with 4 50 watt resistors for a dummy load for my head. (and recording out usage)
    http://www.terrydownsmusic.com/technotes/dummyload/dummy_load.htm

    i only did 1, not 2. It might be a good way to reduce some dB!
     
  6. Quantum Cat

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    I'm not sure I'm understanding this. The voice coil and the cone are all one piece. How would you hold the coil in place?
     

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