Are these different tech than the ones that came out in the 80's? I knew a guy that had a pair of flat speakers. they were about 18" foot by 36" by 1" thick and looked like corduroy. Very delicate also, just touching them could damage them. Didn't really sound any better and expensive.
Some things are meant to be closed. Your mind isn't one of them.
Post by jimustanguitar on Apr 10, 2019 8:51:34 GMT -5
Electrostatic speakers and ribbon speakers both exist. Martin Logan, Magnapan, etc. are some of the more common brands. The electrostatics suspend stretched mylar between wires that make a high voltage grid, and with enough power, you can make the whole sheet radiate sound. The ribbon speakers use coils to act directly on a metal strip.
This company's tech is more like the traditional magnet/voicecoil/cone speakers that we've all seen and worked with, it's just a new approach to what shapes they can be in. Their voicecoil is a strip instead of a loop, and that can be made into just about any shape that you want. The physics work the same way, it's just an innovative shape/concept that hasn't been done before.