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Old 29th March 2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Shock Wave Electrostatic Subwoofer!!!

I posted this ad from the 90's in another thread and thought it might deserve a thread of it's own. Does it belong in the subwoofer forum or the exotics? Who knows... It is an ad to order the plans for a Lucus electrostatic sub. The ad makes some bold claims and I am wondering if anyone has any experience or opinions with this design.
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Old 29th March 2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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iirc, it was previously discussed... search?
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Old 29th March 2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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I searched before I posted and found nothing here. But if it has been discussed before I guess we shouldn't talk about it again. Feel free to delete thread if you see fit. Sorry.
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Old 30th March 2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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It got a brief mention towards the end of a thread called "Electrostatic AMT?" that I started a few years ago. Any mention of David Lucas seems to generate more discussion on his business practices than the performance of his products! Electrostatic AMT?
Have a read from post 203 onwards.

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Old 30th March 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. I guess the rise of the internet killed off his business model. If I would have had the money back then, I could have easily fallen for it. Oh and I emailed what might be his website to try and get details...

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Old 30th March 2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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Well, I fell for the Lucas stuff...bought all the electronics he offered at the time and kits to make four 2' x 3' ESL panels per his plans. That was in 1995, and it all still works. Took me a long time to figure out that the panels should not be driven full-range, contrary to Lucas' claims. I use them now with an electronic crossover (around 330 Hz) and they sound excellent (to my taste, anyway.)I bought his subwoofer plans but never made one.
I have read that others had bad luck with Lucas taking $ and not delivering, but that wasn't my experience.
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Old 30th March 2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Smile about the shockwave plans

Do you have the shockwave plans it would be nice to upload the plans to see if it true about the shockwave ads say if its possible post them up I want to give it a try I have some money to burn for now please post plans for the shockwave if you have it
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Old 30th March 2013, 07:07 PM   #8
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Yah I would love to see those plans as well!
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Old 30th March 2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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Well i was in the Audio Biz at the time an spoke with him more than once on the all the info...but i have had Acoustat like forever....
An never moved on the ESL..I dug the look of the crved panels...
.I know you had to pay $$$ for the ESL sub Bild $500.US right ...
Well i gess people today that dont Big $$$ for ESL...
Lucas may have been a littel lite...but it was a start..... i gess.. less you lost cash...
Thanks for the info...cant get any money back now.... so there you have it...
Anyone know if the Shockwave ever worket??... or wind any of his transfourmers???
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Old 30th March 2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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Please do NOT post the Shockwave plans here due to copyright considerations. You may post hand drawn copies if you wish. Posts and Titles in all caps is not encouraged. I recommend you (re)read the forum rules.

Discussions of this fellow and his business practices have been done to death here and elsewhere.. However carry on..
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