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New Induction Drive Transducer Designs

Induction motor designs for a loudspeaker typically use a transformer assembly with a fixed primary and moving secondary (driving ring) immersed in a static magnetic field. Induction drive audio transducers can be designed to produce very high efficiency, high output mid/high devices. In another configuration a very linear, long stroke woofer with high output is realizable. Measurements will be provided on prototypes of both types of devices. The midrange exhibits an output of 83 acoustic watts with 300 Watts drive, and a maximum 10 Watt efficiency of 45%. The devices have a very linear stroke with both Bl vs. X and Le vs. X extremely flat. Reliability is enhanced over conventional voice coil drive means due to the elimination of moving lead in wires. A wide range of nominal impedance can be designed in by changing the wire size and number of turns in the primary.

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