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RE: 8" drivers- radian versus manger

The radian driver i am not familiar with (that company used to make compression drivers and replacement assemblies) with but the Manger is not like a cone transducer which has piston motion. It is a bending wave radiator where the round propagates in ripples from the center outward and is progressively absorbed as it reaches the edge termination.

In the time domain, it stands out as the best loudspeaker i have ever measured, it really was amazing, easily reproduced a square wave across a wide bandwidth.

The down sides were that at 1 W input power, harmonic distortion at 200Hz was significant and went up with increasing level and decreasing frequency.
It has variable directivity, in other words, like a curved wall horn, it narrows the radiation pattern as you go up in frequency, which doesn't matter for one person but could for a listening couch or larger audience.

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  • RE: 8" drivers- radian versus manger - tomservo 10:14:39 04/11/17 (0)

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