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Ribbon Speakers
In the previous article we discussed compression drivers and acoustic horns. Today we'll focus on a technology whose patent was issued in the 1920s and widely used for microphones. However, its usability for loudspeaker design remained questionable up until the 1950s, when some improvements allowed ribbon speakers to be successfully marketed.

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"On the other hand, the narrowness of the ribbon provides a much higher directivity in the horizontal plane." ! Unfortunately once more that complete nonsense. The horizontal directivity is still figure of 8. The vertical figure however gets very narrow with increasing frequency !