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How do I make my speakers move?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Sun, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Sun

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    Hallo,

    Funny question, or maybe just worded funny but how do I make the actually cones in my speakers move? I have some Wharfdale Diamond 8.1s, 8.3s and a matching centre, they're powered by a Yamaha HTR5640. When I have been for demos of other speakers before I have seen the cones bouncing in and out when driven especially with something fast like some good Drum&Bass, Roni Size kinda tempo.

    My speakers don't do that and tbh I think it looks quite cool :D Is there something I need to do or is it just dependant on speaker type?

    Cheers
     
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    Put on something bass heavy and turn up the volume. I don't like to see them move much for fear of damage. Plus if that is happening on my speakers I'll be deaf fairly soon after.
     
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    Have you switched on the cone bouncer in the Yamaha's setup menu ?
     
  4. Sun

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    Well I've cranked it up to about -25 and It's ear splitting at that point and they don't seem to bounce too much, ah well, no point trying to wreck em I spose for the sake of looking cool. My sub takes most of the bass anyway so that might explain it a bit.

    Cone bounce, good idea, that's next to the "WAF: ON" option isn't it?

    Cheers guys :)
     
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    OK, here's what you have to do. :thumbsup:
    Purchase a top notch CD Player and then some BIG Krell or equivilent 500W+ per channel amps. For Speakers try the PMC MB2's or the LINN KOMRI's. Put the whole lot together in one end of an aircraft hanger.
    Sitting just outside the door, use your remote to turn the volume up as loud as it will go and press play. If your Cerebrum survives the initial shock You should be able to see the speakers moving. :clap:
    Alternatively use the same equipment but with some B&W 601's You'll see them move! Just the once mind you! :)
    Have fun.
    Seriously if your speakers don't move when you turn them up then they're not ment to. All you will do is damage the drivers.
    Have fun!
     
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    i have had a few pairs of Wharfdale Diamond's and they have never moved with bass
    its just the way they are manufactured

    as nightshade said if they aint meant to DONT try to make them or they WILL die !
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    Ah!, just found the cone bounce control on my amp. Thought i'd give it a whirl, and just to prove it, video the effect - on the end of a JL 12W7:-

    http://www.osaid.dsl.pipex.com/ta/12w7.avi

    (right click and 'save as') ;)
     
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    if you have a mechanic friend borrow a timing strobe......
     
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    LMAO.
     
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    If you wanna see your cones Dancing then buy a Turntable, and a decent Phono stage and your cones should move with ease without turning the volume too loud.
     
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    Turn the bass controls up, and play something with a decent beat. My diamonds 7.1* dance around nicely :)
     
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    Hahaha - you forgot to say buy a crap turntable. - no cone flap with my LP12 here, at very decent levels. Unless of course the disc is warped... :mad:


    Sun,

    If you really want to see your cones go stupid, just switch them to full range on your amp and play some bass heavy music. (Dr Dre, Prodigy, D n' B etc..)

    Or set them to full range, your sub to none with lfe re-directed to mains, and stick on some Nemo at reference level. :devil:

    Rob

    Can't see the point of it though. :confused:
     
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    Wow I didnt notice my denon has a cone bounce enhancer also...

    WOW turned it on....and my speakers now look cool

    SOund rubbish though

    Does anyone know of any external cone bounce enhancers as the denons isnt 'boomin' enough.
     
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    http://www.behringer.com/EX1200/index.cfm?lang=ENG

    :devil:

    Rob
     

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