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Is it possible to make an orthodynamic/electrostatic cross-over headphone?

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To all the mad scientists out there: since I've discovered this hobby I've been wondering whether or not one could make a planar magnetic/electrostatic hybrid with some sort of cross-over playing to the strengths of each driver (e.g., set the headphones so it has a ortho and electrostatic driver per ear such that the orthodynamic driver is utilized for the low-end so you get their tactile impact, but the electrostatic is set for the highs/mids so you get their clarity/resolution).

 

Could this be made on a theoretical, or better, a practical level?  I think the biggest obstacle would be their very different amping requirements, but a boy can dream, right? 

 

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Edited by ChrisSC - 7/25/12 at 10:55pm
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Not to mention figuring out how to implement the crossover, and placement of the drivers. Interesting idea though. Maybe they could do it in an IEM? etysmile.gif

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In this fantasy world, sure why not! biggrin.gif

 

Anybody else?

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