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2012-05-03 08:45:11 PM
I'll hold them off.
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2012-05-03 08:59:29 PM
Harold Saxon?
 
2012-05-03 09:01:41 PM
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2012-05-03 09:01:49 PM

JonZoidberg: I'll hold them off.
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What game is that? It looks like a Sierra game, but I don't recognize which one.
 
2012-05-03 09:07:07 PM
I tried the speakers out, they sound a bit flat.
 
Slu
2012-05-03 09:16:35 PM
Good headline.
 
2012-05-03 09:16:53 PM
Having just read 1636:The Saxon Uprising I am getting a kick....

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2012-05-03 09:17:17 PM
in the most read there's a link to 'Man sues BMW for 20 month erection'...

lol
 
2012-05-03 09:23:35 PM
Could you print them on thicker stock? Might bring out some lows.. would probably lower the scale somewhat... the bandwidth would shrink slightly...
 
2012-05-03 10:41:14 PM

OlderGuy: Could you print them on thicker stock? Might bring out some lows.. would probably lower the scale somewhat... the bandwidth would shrink slightly...


Thicker stock might increase power handling, but would likely also require more power to move. Low frequencies typically require more movement. They could get away with increasing the surface area, but getting a good low punch requires some excursion.

But, I think these would be great to replace normal small speakers that aren't going to produce much bass anyway but can take up a fair bit of space.
 
2012-05-03 11:39:50 PM
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2012-05-03 11:57:14 PM
In her interview, played through the speaker, she said "bzzzzz nnnnnn, bzz nrrrrr bzbzaaaazzzzzz".
 
2012-05-04 12:17:42 AM
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt worthless stock options. Not exactly what this group has done, but in the 90s I was part of a university spin-off company that experimented with a lot of similar flat speaker technologies. We also had designs that could be roll-printed and laminated together, although we mostly used plastic films rather than paper.

As mentioned above, to get low frequencies you need to move a lot of air. A thin device can only move a tiny distance (vs. several mm for a regular cone speaker), so you need to use a really big panel to get any bass response. If the back of the device allows air to pass through it then it becomes what's known as a dipole radiator, and that gives you an even steeper drop-off at low frequencies. If it's not vented then you have to deal with the surprisingly-high stiffness of the trapped layer of air. Devices like this also tend to be a mostly capacitive load, which is very hard on amplifiers that aren't specifically designed for it (it looks like a short circuit at high frequencies).

tl;dr it's a neat prototype but don't expect to see it at Best Buy any time soon.
 
2012-05-04 01:35:27 AM

JonZoidberg: I'll hold them off.
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OMFG DEFENDER OF THE CROWN

Holy shiat. You know, Amiga had a ton of stuff that really, REALLY hit the ball out the park in incredible ways.
 
2012-05-04 02:31:30 AM
I doubt they'll sound as good as my Paradigm S-8s.
 
2012-05-04 03:31:39 AM

Ivo Shandor: tl;dr it's a neat prototype but don't expect to see it at Best Buy any time soon.


So, let's not be Hastings?
 
2012-05-04 08:26:00 AM

Gwyrddu: JonZoidberg: I'll hold them off.
[www.mobygames.com image 640x480]

What game is that? It looks like a Sierra game, but I don't recognize which one.


It's Defender of the Crown from Cinemaware. Excellently deep game from the mid '80s. I played it on an old PC, that screenshot is from the Amiga version. It even got a port to the NES, but I never saw it in person.
 
2012-05-04 10:04:21 AM
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Worl, those paper speakers aren't going to be worth a shiate. When I was touring with The Who, we carried in forty fookin stacks of Marshalls every night. This shiate with a piece of paper won't ever get the girls' panties wet.
 
2012-05-04 11:08:20 AM
If we're going to make reference to adversarial Timelords, let's remember the Meddling Monk who tried to keep the Saxons from losing to the Normans, and thus the world,
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2012-05-04 11:22:52 AM
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2012-05-04 12:41:12 PM
I had Defender of the Crown for NES. Doesn't make too much sense to a 6 year old who has no idea of the context. But who can hate a sword fight?

/Always got dishonored for aiming for the face during jousts.
 
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