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On angel's wings. Constructing an enclosure for the Bohlender Graebener RD75 ribbon driver. Combine the spacious sounds of ribbons with the dynamic range of conventional drivers. Part 1.
AUDIOXPRESS Jan 2001 (v.32#1) pg. 42

On angel's wings. Part 2. Speaker construction and listening trials.
AUDIOXPRESS Feb 2001 (v.32#2) pg. 62
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Jun 2001 (v.32#6) pg. 74
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Jul 2001 (v.32#7) pg. 82

Ribbons made easy. Construction of a ribbon speaker for use at mid/high frequencies. Design goals were high acoustical quality, ease of construction, and adjustability.
AUDIOXPRESS May 2001 (v.32#5) pg. 56
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Sep 2001 (v.32#9) pg. 77 (Source of magnets, ribbon)

Proper baffling and a crossover circuit for use with the Strathearn SLC2 midrange/high-frequency ribbon drivers. Includes tips on building an arched "wing" on each side of the driver.
SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1984 [Jun 1984] (v.5#2) pg. 30
Correction SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1984 [Dec 1984] (v.5#4) pg. 38

Simple ribbon tweeters. Description of preliminary work to build a ribbon tweeter which uses two alnico magnets or a series/parallel arrangement of barium ferrite blocks.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1984 [Aug 1984] (v.5#3) pg. 7
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1986 [May 1986] (v.7#2) pg. 46
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1990 [Feb 1990] (v.11#1) pg. 64

Report on assembling the Jack Caldwell Ribbon System (JCRS) speaker kit from Audio Concepts.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1984 [Dec 1984] (v.5#4) pg. 30
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1985 [May 1985] (v.6#2) pg. 46
Correction SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1985 [Aug 1985] (v.6#3) pg. 45

Modifying the Strathearn SLC2 ribbon driver loudspeaker. Looks at damping materials, free air performance, enclosures, etc.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1985 [Aug 1985] (v.6#3) pg. 22
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1985 [Nov 1985] (v.6#4) pg. 54
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1986 [Apr 1986] (v.7#1) pg. 47
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1986 [May 1986] (v.7#2) pg. 49
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1987 [Dec 1987] (v.8#4) pg. 57

A Gold Ribbon system. Loudspeaker enclosure (6"x12"x53" tall) incorporates two 7" woofers and a ribbon driver.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1986 [Oct 1986] (v.7#4) pg. 14
Correction SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1987 [Jan 1987] (v.8#1) pg. 48
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1988 [Apr 1988] (v.9#2) pg. 54

La folia. A kitchen bench ribbon speaker. How to build a pleasant sounding pair of ribbon speakers. Est. cost: $150-$200.
SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1988 [Jan 1988] (v.9#1) pg. 9
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1988 [Jul 1988] (v.9#4) pg. 56, 57
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 5/1988 [Sep 1988] (v.9#5) pg. 59, 69, 73

A low-cost, two-way ribbon (midrange/tweeter) system. Built from 1/8" steel plate, Alnico magnets and ribbon material (from an old capacitor). Est. cost: $100/pair.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1988 [Jul 1988] (v.9#4) pg. 38
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 5/1989 [Sep 1989] (v.10#5) pg. 61

The flexible dipole woofer. A 22"x33" planar woofer is constructed by driving a stretched mylar panel with a drive assembly taken from a 10" woofer.
SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1993 [Mar 1993] (v.14#2) pg. 10

An evolving Magnepan MG-1. Upgrading a two-way low-distortion planar speaker (circa 1970) to deliver state-of-the-art performance by adding a tweeter array, subwoofer, capacitor bank, etc.
SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1994 [Jan 1994] (v.15#1) pg. 44
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1994 [Apr 1994] (v.15#3) pg. 68
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1994 [May 1994] (v.15#4) pg. 49
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1995 [Jan 1995] (v.16#1) pg. 65

A large ribbon driver (planar film driver) you can build.
SPEAKER BUILDER 6/1994 [Aug 1994] (v.15#6) pg. 10

A push-pull planar speaker quest. Suggestions on how to build a high-quality do-it-yourself WPS40 (wire planar speaker 40" diaphragm), also known as a ribbon speaker. Part 1.
SPEAKER BUILDER 8/1995 [Dec 1995] (v.16#8) pg. 8
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1996 [May 1996] (v.17#3) pg. 66
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 8/2000 [Dec 2000] (v.21#8) pg. 47

A push-pull planar speaker quest. Part 2. Performance results and simple enclosure.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1996 [Jul 1996] (v.17#4) pg. 38