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Are moving-coil speakers & crossover networks inductive loads ?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by TE Chea, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. TE Chea

    TE Chea Guest

    I don't have a inductance meter, I suspect these 2 things are
    inductive, because a pair of capacitive ( 60 +ve & 60 -ve
    wires are interwoven ) speaker cable ( made by UK's
    Monitor Audio in 1983 ) can produce less distortion from
    the same m-c spkrs & amplifier than straight ( not inter
    woven ) spkr cables can, such that FM broadcasts sounds
    more like CD`s.
    I presume this is because this cable's capacitance reduce m-c
    spkr & crossover networks' inductance, so power factor (
    between amplifier & spkrs ) is nearer to 1.
    Does any1 here know better ?
  2. Palindrome

    Palindrome Guest

    I suggest that you refer that question to audiophile groups, where art
    reigns over science.

    The effect of increasing speaker cable capacitance from a few tens of pF
    to a few hundreds, with an extremely low source and load impedance, is
    going to be infinitessimal.

    Hence the need to go to audio groups where you will find people willing
    to pay a hundred quid for a speaker cable, because they believe it works
    better than a ten quid one..

    Your problem isn't to do with induction, but intuition..
    barbocz55 likes this.
  3. Don Kelly

    Don Kelly Guest

    Bill, have you considered politics as a career? You have the necessary
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