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    toque-eh!
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    remagnetizing alnico drivers..

    can someone explain how i might be able to tell if my 15" alnico drivers might need remagnetizing? they are approx 40-45 years old.

    and how does loss of magnetism change the sound/effeciency?

    if they need remagnetizing, is there anywhere in the lower mainland of BC that does that kind of thing properly?

    thanks!

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    Alex Lancaster
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    Smile Remag

    Hello,

    What are your drivers ?
    I doen`t think that they must be remagnitieced !
    A loss in magnetic strange is (i think), that you get a
    bump in the lower region, because the QTS wil raise.
    It will change from 0.20 to 0.50 (may be) and enclosure
    and (or) duct will not the rihgt for your driver.

    Regards
    Eckhard

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    toque-eh!
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    the drivers are 150-4c

    my understanding is that long term proximity to other magnetic fields as well as excessive driving power can cause loss of magnetism in an alnico driver.. is that incorrect? i don't know too much about it.

    they seem to sound a little different from each other, but don't have any signs of damage (voice coil rubbing etc.) one has noticably more sub 60Hz though. they are mounted in C40 lowboy horns.

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    Demag

    Hi marc,

    Yes, may be. Find someone who can measure
    your drivers (frequency response).
    This will help.

    Regards
    Eckhard

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