Re: Any advantage to an alloy cone?
It can be just for show also. There are trade offs with different cones. In general very stiff cones have a harsh break up that needs to be taken care of in the crossover. softer cones (paper and Poly) don't have that issue but suffer from lack of detail. On paper hard cones often look better, but paper can sound more natural. I think that it really comes down to personal preference. Of course this all goes out the window if the marketing department decided that metal cones look better.
HU - Pioneer
Front Stage - Old school MB Quartz run off a JL e2150
Rear Stage - Stock - well one works, LOL
Sub - Tang Band 740C in between the front seats
Sub Amp - A tiny Kenwood. - because it fits under the seat.
Total Spent on everything $50.