Neodymium vs. Ferrite

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 2slick4u, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. 2slick4u


    Jan 18, 2005
    How do neodymium's compare against the traditional ferrite? I know that neo's are a hell of a lot lighter, but I also know that if you over-heat the them, they are dead for good. Can neo's provide the same amount of bottom end and hard hitting bass as Ferrites?
  2. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Friggen awesome. I've been pumping an Epifani 410 with neo's in it at loud volumes night after night and I have had absolutely no problems with over heating and they give my six string a rather large bottom end.
  3. 2slick4u


    Jan 18, 2005
    Not saying that they overheat easy, but if they DO overheat, they're done.

    Good to hear though :)
  4. Techmonkey


    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    I'd have thought Neodymium would give better lower end than ferrite? Neodymium is a muuch more magnetic metal - I think the most magnetic natural material on Earth
  5. Do a search, the overheating "issue"....isn't an issue at all. There's an exhaustive thread on this from about 2 or 3 months ago.
  6. The material of the magnet doesn't affect how low the speaker can go, by the way.