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Old 30th August 2009, 01:04 PM   #21
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Old 30th August 2009, 03:59 PM   #22
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Old 30th August 2009, 04:23 PM   #23
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He is dead on.

Borat,

I'm afraid what you may be trying to graple with here is the fact that expensive amplifiers and speakers with impressive distortion numbers are not necessarily the best sounding. Even sound (forgive the pun) engineering does not necessarily guarantee the best sound. In fact, there is no best sound.

On these forums you will find plenty of examples of people using few watts with efficient speakers and being very very happy with them. I'm one of them. The only truth is to do it yourself and find out what you like best.
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Old 31st August 2009, 01:21 AM   #24
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Ok let me rephrase.

Let's say you were given a contract by NASA to build the best sounding amp. You were given a team of engineers to supervise. You were allowed to use any devices ( transistors, tubes, op-amps etc ) that were currently in production and you would be allowed to make custom transformers and heatsinks. there would be no size, power or cost limits.

what kind of amp would you build ? and what logic would you use to build it ?
Already dunnit. Twice:

Vixen Main Schemo

Le Renard Main Schemo

Now, where's my NASA contract.
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why ?
Because it is absurd.

Having NASA budget I would start R/D to use microwatts to control movement of an air directly, with no speakers, nor amplifiers as you know them.

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Having NASA budget I would start R/D to use microwatts to control movement of an air directly, with no speakers, nor amplifiers as you know them.
Or a pulsating (driven by music signal) 4-space cylindrical force field (the resulting part "visible" in our space being a maseless line source radiator.

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I'd use NASA's budget to hire the orchestra and artist to come to my home an play for me
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Perhaps two differing (and narrow) ultra-sonic sound beams could be directed at each ear so that a pair of beams meet at each ear. Although the beams would be ultra-sonic the difference between them when they coincide would make an audible sound. The beams would be directed to follow the listener wherever they were in the room. As such only the listener would hear the audible sound, and the room would remain silent for everyone else. (Apple; take note!)
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My secret NASA project...
Perhaps two differing (and narrow) ultra-sonic sound beams could be directed at each ear so that a pair of beams meet at each ear. Although the beams would be ultra-sonic the difference between them when they coincide would make an audible sound. The beams would be directed to follow the listener wherever they were in the room. As such only the listener would hear the audible sound, and the room would remain silent for everyone else. (Apple; take note!)
What you describe, is a weapon that was made long time ago for military.
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Perhaps two differing (and narrow) ultra-sonic sound beams could be directed at each ear so that a pair of beams meet at each ear. Although the beams would be ultra-sonic the difference between them when they coincide would make an audible sound. The beams would be directed to follow the listener wherever they were in the room. As such only the listener would hear the audible sound, and the room would remain silent for everyone else. (Apple; take note!)
That's not secret. That tech has been floated over & over again as new. I heard a demo by Seimens at the 99 AES in NY... left me with a very uncomfotable feeling.

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