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Re: What is A Ribbon Driver
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2018, 03:58:20 am »

The Vue Audiotechnik's have beryllium ribbon drivers.

Beryllium...yes...Ribbon Conventional compression driver.

Many years ago we used both Stage Accompany and SLS Loudspeakers...both with ribbon drivers. One limitation was the 1K lower limit. 2 way with a 12 beat one with a 15.
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Re: What is A Ribbon Driver
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2018, 01:53:11 pm »

There are a few professional loudspeaker systems using ribbons. Alcons Audio has an 18 unit in some of their boxes that has a peak handling of 3000 watts. They make great line arrays and point source cabinets that are out on tour with big names and in major installs.

Innovox is another high end manufacturer that comes to mind that uses ribbon drivers. While mostly an install company, they have a few portable products and are starting to get some traction with rental and production companies.

As mentioned, SLS makes some boxes that use ribbons including compact line arrays.

I have heard products from the above companies at our loudspeaker demos and have been impressed by their offerings.

Dont base your ribbon experience on MI grade Peavey boxes.
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Re: What is A Ribbon Driver
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2018, 04:31:47 am »

Lots of info here, I had no idea about these ribbon drivers, you guys are all over it, thanks for the feedback and the knowledge you have on this topic.
Do you recommended the Peavey RBN speakers then?

I have been impressed by the Peaveys ribbons but take note of what people are saying. They will not have the output of a standard compression driver but if driven within their capabilities, they sound very good.
Versarray Version 1 didnt get it right. Version 3 coming out which looks interesting but I have learnt my lesson with not buying rider friendly brands.
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