Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 29th Jan 2009 01:18 UTC
Multimedia, AV Calm down, calm down. It was simply a manner of speech. No, they haven't developed the all too popular garments that render the wearer invisible, but we are about to take a look at some pretty spiffy technology that will doubtlessly save you some space in the family room as well as give you something to brag about to your somewhat less technologically inclined friends: "invisible" speakers.
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This is mono, right?
by iain.dalton on Thu 29th Jan 2009 05:02 UTC
iain.dalton
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2006-02-28

This produces mono sound, right? Or at least, each membrane is one speaker, so if you have a membrane on a monitor, it'll be mono. This is certainly useful, but it won't replace my desktop speakers.

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RE: This is mono, right?
by darknexus on Thu 29th Jan 2009 08:11 in reply to "This is mono, right?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

This produces mono sound, right? Or at least, each membrane is one speaker, so if you have a membrane on a monitor, it'll be mono.

True, but why not just have two of them on the monitor, one per channel? It wouldn't give you maximum stereo separation, but you're not going to have that from monitor speakers anyway.
I agree this may not replace desktop speakers, but it sure would be awesome to have in a netbook or other laptop.

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RE[2]: This is mono, right?
by iain.dalton on Thu 29th Jan 2009 08:16 in reply to "RE: This is mono, right?"
iain.dalton Member since:
2006-02-28

Well, to have two speakers, or membranes, you'd have to have one covering your screen's left half and another its right. A seam would show in the middle. Also, I don't know how this works, so you might need those motors on all four sides of each membrane.

Edited 2009-01-29 08:17 UTC

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RE: This is mono, right?
by Brendan on Thu 29th Jan 2009 10:43 in reply to "This is mono, right?"
Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

This produces mono sound, right? Or at least, each membrane is one speaker, so if you have a membrane on a monitor, it'll be mono. This is certainly useful, but it won't replace my desktop speakers.


I'm thinking that a large plane like that wouldn't be too good for high frequency sounds, but might be perfect for low frequency sounds.

I'm thinking small tweeters on the left/right, smallish midrange electromagnetic speakers on the left/right, and one bass speaker built into the LCD screen.


Cheers,

Brendan

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RE: This is mono, right?
by 3rdalbum on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:15 in reply to "This is mono, right?"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

Dual-screen laptops are just around the corner - do I smell a match made in heaven? :-)

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RE[2]: This is mono, right?
by Soulbender on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:29 in reply to "RE: This is mono, right?"
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2005-08-18

So to get proper stereo sound you would sort of have to look in the middle between the two screens? ;)

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