- Mar 8, 2008
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The best volume reduction device for a tube amp that I've seen is a Fluxtone speaker (Google is your friend). The Fluxtone essentially replaces the stock magnet assembly on the back of your favorite speaker (say, a Vintage 30) with a variable electromagnet. This doesn't intrude on the whole output transformer <-> voice coil loop at all, and the distinctive sound of the speaker, which comes from the moving parts (not the magnet) is unaffected.
I think this looks really cool. Although I can't imagine it'd fit in many combo amps - it's pretty deep.
Does the magnet really NOT affect the tone? That's one of the core components and I have a bit of trouble (based on no real hard knowledge) believing that. If true, why would so many folks willingly pay up to a couple hundred more per driver for Alnico magnets and rave about the tone?