Speaker break in

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  1. otherone

    otherone Supporting Member

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    Does touch sensitivity (bounce, feel, attack) increase with a well broken in speaker or does a well broken in speaker just improve tone? Thanks
     
  2. GT100

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    My experience is that it simply sounds better -less harsh. The attack/ response doesn't change.

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  3. Paul Bateman

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    Yeah, when all the parts are new the speaker can sound harsh and brittle. As the speaker wears in everything loosens up and the speaker sounds smoother and better balanced. Lead tones sound rounder and less snappy.

    Alnico's tend to sound better out of the box than ceramics but they all benefit from about 10 hours loud abuse to get things going.
     
  4. H. Mac

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    I'm with Lloyd. A broken-in speaker usually sounds better, but we're stuck with the level of touch sensitivity that comes out of the box. I had suspected this, but confirmed it to myself in the past month or so, as I've been breaking in three new speakers.

    But if there's a trick to increasing speaker touch sensitivity, it would be good to know.
     

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