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Old 12th October 2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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I was browsing for something completely different, related to radio tuners and found this:

http://www.murata.com/speaker/es024.html

Their efficiency seems very low at circa 70dB/W but at least this is an interesting concept - the "squawker" dome reproduces from 350 Hz upward and is implemented as an omnidirectional source.

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Old 13th October 2007, 04:15 AM   #2
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those cost how much, and they want you to believe the sound doesn't do horrible things bouncing off the slitted plate on top? fun.
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Old 13th October 2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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those cost how much, and they want you to believe the sound doesn't do horrible things bouncing off the slitted plate on top? fun.
Their line of super tweeters cost $2-3k depending on the model, so I'm sure the ES024 is >$4k. And for all that money you get "360 degree" piezo sound with a max spl of around ~90db.
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what, that's plenty for easy listening. put it behind your couch for playing AM radio through, etc.
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Well, OK - I just threw this one up out of interest because it was unusual, but had no idea there was such a high cost associated with their products.

Never mind..

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Old 24th October 2007, 03:07 PM   #6
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"Because the resonant frequency is set above the playback frequency, the speaker is extremely fast."

Surely something got lost in translation (from Murata, maker of power tools), but I don't think these have a resonant frequency over 30kHz. What do they mean?
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"Because the resonant frequency is set above the playback frequency, the speaker is extremely fast."

Surely something got lost in translation (from Murata, maker of power tools), but I don't think these have a resonant frequency over 30kHz. What do they mean?

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Resonant frequency: 120 Hz (woofer); 24 kHz (squawker)
what do they mean? I have no idea.
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Old 24th October 2007, 04:05 PM   #8
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This company`s midwoofers and subwoofers have an Fs that lies above their operating range:
http://www.translife.de
They overcome the problems of limited SPL by building line arrays.
In my eyes this Murata speaker is good for acoustic measurements, but not for hifi.
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Hey Tosh - Where are you? My profile is out of date, and should say Mountain View, rather than Oxford.

What I found interesting about the murata dome is that unlike a tweeter, with a coil delivering vibrational force at the edge, they used different modes, presumably thereby obtaining a very different pattern of dispersion.

I guess the "grille" affair is intended further to modify this dispersion to limit vertical output. Earlier comments about its possible adverse effects upon sound quality are duly noted.

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Old 24th October 2007, 11:42 PM   #10
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Hey Tosh - Where are you? My profile is out of date, and should say Mountain View, rather than Oxford.

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That's funny, because mine is also out of date. We're living in London for a year, having just spent 3.5 years in Mtn Vw and then Santa Clara... Email me!
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