SOS Article on Guitar Speakers

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  1. LMO

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    Browsing the February SOS magazine I ran across this article: Understanding and Recording Guitar Speakers (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb12/articles/speakers.htm).

    The thrust of the article is that guitar speakers are designed to be non-linear at virtually all volume levels. When impulse responses are used to model speakers, I understood that the underlying assumption is that the speakers are essentially linear. This article seems to indicate that IRs, which are linear, may not do a good job of recreating that response.

    Any comments?
     
  2. DigitalTube

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    Thanks for the link LMO.
     
  3. Jay Mitchell

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    Most of the article is wrong, which is par for the course in consumer rags. The most fundamental error - promoted by the person from Celestion - is that "cone breakup" (which is very poorly described by the phrase) is associated with nonlinear behavior.
     
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    Forgive me if you've addressed this elsewhere, but what is going on with what people describe as "cone breakup?" I think I kind of get your objection to terms like that or "speaker distortion" because that's not what's going on. But I'm not really clear on what is going on.
     

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