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New Planar Magnetic Loudspeakers for Automotive Sound Systems

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A series of planar magnetic drive units has been developed to target specific problems in automotive sound systems that are not fully addressed by conventional speakers. The naturally flat form factor of planar magnetic drive units allows them to placed in more nearly optimal locations for imaging performance. Also contributing to superior imaging is the directivity of the large planar radiating surface. Aperture restriction and use of acoustic lens are methods of controlling this directivity.

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