Speaker break-in question

Wrench66

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I have a quick question: will there be a slight loss of volume as a speaker breaks in? I recently, about a month ago, got a new Celestion G12M 25 watt greenback speaker. I've noticed a slight loss of volume over the past month. The speaker sounds much better now than it did brand new out of the box and I was just wondering if the loss of volume is normal. I must stress that the volume loss is very slight but noticeable.

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Don't know about volume, but changes in frequency response can often sound like volume changes. As a speaker breaks in, the way it represents different frequencies does change.


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Speaker shouldn't lose volume - however, you may have lost some frequencies that made it sound louder to your ear...
 

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I have found that speakers will start to sound smoother as they break in, particularly in the treble register. I also noticed that the bass response became more pronounced in my Vintage 30's. They don't typically lose volume, but i could see a decrease in treble being perceived as a decrease in volume. Those high frequencies can feel more piercing, and as a result, seem louder.
 

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I agree with the increase in bass response.

I recently bought a new AC30 with Celestion Creambacks. The more and more I used it over the 1st few weeks, it developed more bottom end punch and became smoother (I was warned of this). This was noticeable, though I didn't find a loss of volume.
 

Wrench66

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It definitely sounds smoother. I am probably just attributing the loss of volume to a decrease in harshness from the speaker. Or I am going deaf...

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