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Old 23rd February 2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever attempted to use copper instead of Alloy foil for ribbon Speaker ?

http://www.stormcopper.com/art-craft...FZxS2godrgkqkg
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Old 23rd February 2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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Could be a good material.

No personal experience.

The Dome Tweeter of the Celestion SL6 used copper
as membrane material AFAIK.

I personally liked the speaker.

Celestion SL6

I don't know but copper may have more damping and less stiffness
as AL.

A ribbon which has a well adjusted fs not too far below its usable
range and foil as thin as possible - why shouldn't it work ?
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Hello Oliver,

Yes i was thinking the same , going to give .001 copper foil a shot .....
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yes, i have toyed with the idea a few times.i found that it is much heavier than aluminium. 3.5 times more to be exact .i could not find any thin enough to use. a couple of years ago i found some 100% copper leaf at a craft store it is about .1mil thick. but it is only a 6" by 6" square.however i did manage to laminate it to some .25mil mylar and thats as far as i got. i had lost the sample i made but i still have the foil i used and plan to prusue that project again.it was from a company called gold leaf and i believe it is still availible.jer
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I may be wrong but I think Norman Bates experemented with this with one of his ESG ribbon tweeters.
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