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LDfan

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A friend of mine that works for the patent office says this stuff will be the hottest thing in the near future and current speaker design will be considered outdated. He heard demos and said the technology is simply amazing. Apparently Sony is going to be using this technology in upcoming speaker designs. I was wondering if anyone else has heard about this stuff?

http://www.atcsd.com/tl_hss.html

http://www.woodynorris.com/Articles/Newsweek3.htm

http://www.woodynorris.com/Articles/USAToday2.htm


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Mark Seaton

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This is absolutely a valid technology which has surfaced in a few different forms. Having seen this technology in operation and finding that our designer, Tom Danley, had investigated related concepts at length about 10 years ago, I expect this will be used heavily in kiosk and point of purchase locations, as well as highly localized PA applications. For hi-fi, it is somewhat limited.

I do expect we will see some interesting and new speaker designs in the future, but I believe that we will stay within the realm of still passing current through a wire in a magnetic field. Of course the exact shape and form is certainly open for experimentation.
 

DarrenHo

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one of the limits of current speaker reproduction is the off axis response of tweeters. this seems like it will be even worse in this regard. may be able to come up with some work around but this seems like a problem for creating proper reproduction over a wide range of listening positions.
 

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