Originally Posted by MJGreene Audio
It is chromed but is aluminimum as far as I can tell. (A magnet won't stick to it) It has more of a Black Beauty sound than the Acrolite will ever do.
A magnet won't stick to brass either.
Originally Posted by HeavyG
Supras remain metal shelled...Black Beautys are brass.
Brass is a metal.
Originally Posted by sumskilz
The chrome on the supra-phonic changes the sound.
Not enough to mention. A turn of one lug will change the tone/timbre much more than the chrome on the shell.
Over and over I read this myth in forums.
I've already had this discussion in this forum: see this thread:Couple of quick Ludwig Supraphonic Questions.
In a nutshell, it's all about the additional lugs on the Supra:
- The additional weight imposed by the two extra lugs (which are indeed quite heavy) alters the way the shell vibrates.
- The additional lugs restrict hoop movement (vibrations) thus forcing more energy to go directly into the shell. An exaggeration of this effect can be heard by using a die-cast hoop. Those things don't flex at all, and the resulting timbre is highly focused and punchy.