Happy new year to you too.
The tennis racquet analogy is better than my expression “wire docks”.
Well, this was my first drawing:
I just do not know what is better. The way to find out is to prototype both and to assess their performance.
A mesh seems more rigid, but it is also more complex to sew and to apply tension. I speculate that it would interfere with the optimal stator/diaphragm gap, produce different acoustical reflections etc. The hardened steel wire project I have read had only the vertical axis.
I think the idea is compatible to square, rectangular, oval or circular stators. I just do not know what the performances of each one of those formats are.
And, chinsettawong, please forgive me for disturbing the thread. I know you are always encouraging people to build the transducers with readily available materials, but I just wanted share my thoughts about this exotic fiber…