Can you remind me what you do at this forum? I mean, if it is what you like then the BS of a horn-snob like me that being constantly expressed at this site should relay drive you nuts… :-)
Anyhow to be a little bit more serious: my problems with Quad, Magnaplanars, and pretty much with any other ribbons or with any other ribbons-like and partially with the “Water Droop” is that they all in their sound remind me a typical episode from many cartoons:
Somebody sits atop of a Champaign cork for instance, the cork that is being shot to air. The character is flying to sky and everyone is happy. The motion that propelled the cork is gradually decreasing and the character is getting nervous. At the highest point what the cork has no more energy to go up the character hangs in the air for a few seconds whale the cork is fallings down. The character make a grimaces, swinging his legs, wave his arms, trying to deep-inhale and to imitate a gas balloon but it does not help (for some strange reasons) and then the character fails down….
This decreasing and slowing of “everything” when Sound reaches own micro-culmination is how Ribbons sound to me… sorry for being too graphic… :-)
Sure there are many attempts to try “inhale deeper” in order to stays in air doe a few milliseconds more. The horn loading like Decca did, the use of acoustic lenses as Beveridge did, to direct coupling the drivers to crazy transmission tubes, built some outrages 6 feet tall transforms (I actually have see it). it kind of “helps” but no more then deep-inhaling and pretending that you were are the little zeppelins…
BTW, Starboy, if you like that Quady-sound then you might look what the RAAL’s Alexander will be doing (the guy who made the “Water Drop”). He is mingling with an idea of making new type of ribbon transducer that will go lower then any common sense suggests, though Alex feels that he has a good grip on the problem. I have no permission to run my month about it but if you like the rull-range ribbons then you might be a candidate to express some interest to what Alexander is trying to come up with...
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche