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Here's something odd.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
mmm...
could not get much info here and have not given it huge amount of thought.
So..
Views?
seen it before?

Here it is:

http://www.decware.com/panels.htm


Setmenu
post #2 of 13
They look like a conventional pair of flat panel speakers, except that they use a clear film, instead of paper or metal to produce the sound. Craziness if you ask me, but flat panels are supposed to be able to offer an excellent sound feild.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Atomicarnage
Ah, I am familiair with panel speakers but look at how the panel
here is energised,
mention of reeds, pneumatics and what appears to be a moving coil motor assembly inside the base!
Looks like you have to pay$$ to see more drawings etc.


Setmenu
post #4 of 13
Looks very interesting ... too bad there isn't more info on construction / parts cost / etc. Might have to buy those plans though ... sounds like a fun project.

- Jeff
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
jbannow
If if you do obtain plans it would be very interesting.
Publish and be dammed!

setmenu
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally posted by setmenu
jbannow
If if you do obtain plans it would be very interesting.
Publish and be dammed!

setmenu
Trying to make me into a pirate, eh?

Arrgghh, matey!

- Jeff
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by jbannow


Trying to make me into a pirate, eh?

Arrgghh, matey!

- Jeff
Ay Ay Captn!


Setmenu
post #8 of 13
All I can say is, beware. You cannot beat the laws of physics.

kevin the curmudgeon
post #9 of 13
Really neat, but I don't have much confidence in Decware. Too much hype, too much chutzpah...

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I can confidently say, that the sound this pair of original prototypes yield will destroy any "computer" speaker so completely that you'll just sit there with your mouth open.
Ohh, and I'm sure they will just blow away my Videologics.
post #10 of 13
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Originally posted by kwkarth
All I can say is, beware. You cannot beat the laws of physics.

kevin the curmudgeon
Hah ... what good is physics to a pirate? Of course, building a speaker with only a hand and a hook my be a challenge ...



- Jeff
post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally posted by kwkarth
All I can say is, beware. You cannot beat the laws of physics.

kevin the curmudgeon
I was also wondering how you could make the panel speaker 'go down to 40Hz' when it's loose and powerful enough to 'fill the whole living room' (with freqs down to 40Hz and below again I presume?) when you pull it tight
post #12 of 13
I have spent some time looking at those little planers myself, and I think what is going on is the design uses a conventional driver in the base of the design, that is vented to the plastic diaghphram.. The plastic diaghpram is energised by using the air coming off the vent to "inflate" the "balloon" that is made by the plastic, when wrapped around the two rods, then sealed at the ends. Uhh, that make any sense?
post #13 of 13
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Originally posted by Budgie
I have spent some time looking at those little planers myself, and I think what is going on is the design uses a conventional driver in the base of the design, that is vented to the plastic diaghphram.. The plastic diaghpram is energised by using the air coming off the vent to "inflate" the "balloon" that is made by the plastic, when wrapped around the two rods, then sealed at the ends. Uhh, that make any sense?
Yeah Budgie, that's pretty much what I was thinking too, and again, you can't cheat physics. Under the most deal of circumstances, it would never be able to sound better than the driver in the base and in all probability would sound much worse.
Cheers!
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