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Old 5th May 2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Involve Audio Sonic Panels

Has anyone had any experience with the "Sonic Panels" available from the Australian company "Involve Audio"?
I tried a search on this site, but nothing came up!
Very good price for electrostatic panels with electronics.
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Old 5th May 2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Sonic Blades by Liquid Base | Involve Audio
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Old 5th May 2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Hi,
I saw these and everything else on their site; all very interesting. I was actually wondering whether anyone had heard the Sonic Panels themselves. I have searched the net but have not found any direct listening impressions.
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Old 5th May 2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I was actually wondering whether anyone had heard the Sonic Panels themselves. I have searched the net but have not found any direct listening impressions.
You might read thru this thread:
ER Audio mini panels

and check out this website:
Electro-static “mini-panel”

The evaluation kits are also available thru ERAudio:
Panel evaluation kit
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Old 6th May 2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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Thanks bolserst,
those were interesting reads but I am still hoping to hear from someone with direct listening experience of these panels, not just measurements.

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Old 29th August 2016, 08:55 PM   #7
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I was curious if they are really using ESL, and they are:
FAQs - Involve Audio
"What are Sonic Panels?

Our Sonic Panels are in fact a new generation of an old but difficult to produce technique of speaker called “electrostatic speakers”. These speakers do no use magnets, boxes, ports or crossovers, they work on an entirely different technique of electrical attraction and repulsion.

The cone diaphragm is replaced with a sheet of Mylar that is as heavy a 6 mm of air. These speakers feature 20 times faster response compared to cone speakers, far lower distortion and a real life like quality to the sound. Additionally they are only 5 mm thick and semi transparent."
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Rob from Er Audio was part of the design team. His current mini panels have evolved from them. I have had a short listen and they are great. A stacked pair are supposed to work well in an average sized room.
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Old 6th September 2016, 04:30 AM   #9
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I'm currently playing with a pair of the older "440" panels, in an open baffle arrangement with a pair of 8" dynamic drivers per side. I have yet to hook it all up but just playing the panels by themselves, there is most definitely potential there. The current 505 panels are said to be even better.

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