|Panel height||90 cm|
|Panel width||25 cm|
|Wire size (Cu)||0.5 mm2|
|Wire-wire distance||3 mm (note 1)|
|Wire diameter including insulation||1.5 mm.|
|Openness (physical)||50% (note 2)|
|Openness for C-calculations||25% (note 3)|
|Diaphragm-stator distance||3.0 mm (note 4)|
|Spacer distance||10 cm|
|Polarization voltage||5,730 V|
|Polarization resistor||30 MOhm|
|Audio trafo step up ratio||200 (note 5)|
|Segment||# wires, ladder resistor|
|Segment 1||6 wires, 20 kOhm + 20 k (note 6)|
|Segment 2||6 wires, 360 kOhm|
|Segment 3||12 wires, 540 kOhm|
|Segment 4||20 wires, 2.0 MOhm|
Note 1. The wire to wire distance is measured from center to center.
Note 2. The physical openness between wires is the area that alow the sound to come out. It is specified at 50%.
Note 3. Compared to a solid plate condensator we estimate that the openness of the wire stators reduce the stator to stator capacity by 25% which is used in the capacitor calculations.
Note 4. The diaphragm to stator distance is 3.2 mm measured to the middle of the Cu wire and 2.825 mm measured to the edge of the Cu wire.
We use an average of 3.0 mm for all calculations.
Note 5. We use a step up ratio of 200 in all calculations. The ratio is defined as the ratio from input (primary) to output (secondary) from stator to stator.
In real life Steen uses a salvaged step up trafo from a Martin Logan CLS II. It has a number of taps with step up ratios up til 120 per trafo and with two trafos (one per stator) this result in a step up ratio of max. 240.
John uses 4 toroid line trafos (230 V : 6 V) giving a total step up ratio = 4*(230/6) = 153. These trafos function very well because they don’t have to handle low frequencies.
A step up ratio around 150 is a good compromise between high efficiency and not too low impedance.
Note 6. The first ladder resistor is 20 kOhm. To this we add the 1 Ohm resistor on primary side which is equivant to 40 kOhm on secondary side, devided between two stators giving an extra 20 kOhm per stator.
|Loudspeaker||10 ” subwoofer
Scan speak Discovery 26W/4558T00
|Link to speaker specifications||Scan speak 26W4558T99|
|External cabinet dimensions (H*W*D)||34.3 cm * 34.2 cm * 33.8 cm|
|Wall thikness||1.8 cm|
|Net internal volume||30 l|