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    Default advantage to inverted surrounds?

    Can someone explain to me the advantages of an inverted surround, or even if there are any? I've seen anything from $10 computer speakers to my mid-line 70's RS speakers (which sound pretty nice) to ultra-high-end stuff. Is it just hype, or do inverted surrounds sound better?

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    I'm still fairly new at mid to high end audio, but what exactly is an inverted surround?
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    An inverted surround is where the surround on the speaker cone is flipped over, so that it curves in instead of out.

    In the following picture, the surrounds on the 8" woofers that are in the top pair of speakers, are inverted. They're RadioShack Nova 6 speakers
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    here's a better close up of that woofer:

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    No difference I would think, allows more excursion.
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    that would be a difference, then.
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    Default Man...

    I thought you were talking about just turning the speaker upside-down, and boy was I ever puzzled! ;)

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    anyone know any more differences?
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    I don't know of any sonic differences.

    Russman knows for sure, but I believe the old Advent speakers had inverted surrounds....and thougths Russ?

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    When my son was a little younger, we had some trouble with inverted dustcaps and tweeter domes. I think we have that corrected now. :)

    My dad had a pair of those RS Nova 6's with the inverted surrounds, at one time. Don't know for sure what difference it would make, though.

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