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Old 5th February 2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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Hi All

Looking for sources for Mylar or similar film on the net. It's for use in a planar magnetic speaker.
I think a thickness of 0.006 mm / 6 μm (micron) would be optimal for the project, but thinner might do as well.

Does anyone have some good sources thay can share here?

Have used the 3.5 micron Genuine Dupont Mylar from ER Audio, before (actually I think it was 3.8 .... must have changed1). This goes for AUD $58 for 10 meters.
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They also have 6.0 Micron Hostaphan, which goes for AUD $47 for 10 meters

Found this:
One Thing Audio
They have 3 micron diaphragm film (PET) 820 mm x 10 metres for £20 .... 3 micron I think is a bit on the low side

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Old 5th February 2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Hi,

I bought my 6um film from MartinJan Dijkstra. You can find his e-mail address on this page: Elektrostaten Materialen and I think he also is or was a member here.

This was years ago but I believe he bought an entire roll of the stuff (tens of kilometers) so if he's still in the business of selling this stuff, he probably still has some left :-)

Plus, he's from Holland so no hassle with int'l money transfers, customs, etc.

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Seems like a good choice ... thanks
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Old 5th February 2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayIS...m=280533663465Here yiu get 40 meters 40 cm.width. 6 my mylar or hostaphan, it is the same, for 30 USD. incl. shipping.
iI have bought from him,service OK.
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Hi Båndsei

I can see they also have 2my and 12 my.
http://stores.ebay.com/music-in-life...fsub=845047013
USD 30 i really cheap for 40 meters

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Old 8th February 2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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i wrote to Dupont and got a huge roll ,3600' from them 15 yrs ago, i would imagine they still sell it.
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Got my 6 um Mylar from Hong Kong today:

Electrostatic Speaker Membrane Dupont Mylar C 6um 40M - eBay (item 280533663465 end time Mar-09-11 06:37:07 PST)

Can only say it was fast delivered, easy to order and cheap. It was also nicely and carefully packed, so no damage.

Can only recommend this supplier
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Old 22nd February 2011, 07:37 AM   #8
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Hi,

I bought my 6um film from MartinJan Dijkstra. You can find his e-mail address on this page: Elektrostaten Materialen and I think he also is or was a member here.

This was years ago but I believe he bought an entire roll of the stuff (tens of kilometers) so if he's still in the business of selling this stuff, he probably still has some left :-)

Plus, he's from Holland so no hassle with int'l money transfers, customs, etc.

Kenneth

Yep, still am
One big advantage of the film I bought is the exceptional width (custom made for esls) of 100 cm which allows you to glue 2 panels in one run or to make a single large panel.
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Old 22nd February 2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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Got my 6 um Mylar from Hong Kong today
this mylar is from taiwan(MUSIC-IN-LIFE) customer service is very good.
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Old 22nd February 2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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Sorry, yes you are right it's from Taichung City Taiwan ... not Hong Kong

... but good servicve none the less
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