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Old November 8th 19, 01:25 PM posted to rec.audio.high-end
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Default Motional feedback in speakers

On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:32:20 PM UTC-5, Trevor Wilson wrote:
> >
> > Regarding feedback, I remember there was an hobby project long ago to
> > have a very small R between speaker and GND (GND also being the amp's
> > ground), and using the speaker's back EMF as feedback to correct
> > excursions. There are some later publications from W.Kippel about it.

> **The first system I saw with that arrangement was the Infinity RS1. It
> introduced as many problems as it solved. Amplifiers with 'floating'
> output stages encountered some problems. Bridged amplifiers too. That
> said, the bass extension available from a rather modestly sized, sealed
> enclosure was impressive.

May well be the case, but it wasn't because of feedback. If there
was anything done electronically, it was EQ which, itself, is a
completely legitimate way of getting bandwidth, if done properly*.

* Which, of course, is subject to Dick Pierce's First Law
of Acoustics: Anny idiot can design a loudspeaker and,
unfortunately, many do.


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