Hey guys, I have a bunch of friends who consider themselves as technicians. Now, they're a bit older than me and they're also reasonably better players and obviously understand a thing or two about electronics. One subject we keep coming back to is the type of speakers in a cabinet. Two friends continually argue with me, and I can't see how I can be wrong. Basically the question is; Are AlNiCo speakers 'better' than Ceramic? and also... Would a 20w amp work 'better' with a 20/30w speaker, or a 50w speaker? (regardless of material) Now it is to my understanding that this is all SUBJECTIVE. Each one alters sound to give two distinct results. The 'techs' believe that matching a 50w speaker with a 20w amp doesn't sound as good, because it is 'unable to drive the cone properly'. (And they also keep reverting back to physics which is rather annoying considering I got a 4.5 avg for all my classes). Fact of the matter is that regardless of what they say I just can't bring myself to agree with them. Sure, it might not 'push' the cone properly or whatever (I'm not knowledgeable with speakers and the like) BUT... doesn't this just give you another sound? Possibly a more 'efficient' speaker? I don't know guys but I'd like some KNOWLEDGEABLE people to bury this thing once and for all. The recent popular rise of 2xel84, 5e3 or just 'low powered amps' in general has brought out the worst in some people... it's like everyones slowly becoming an elitist! The funniest part being that they're basing their 'facts' on mere fiction. Anyway I'd love to hear from you guys. Hope you all had a great holiday period and are ready and roaring to go back to work! (I know I'm not! ) Pleb. p.s. Please don't turn this into a flame war.