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Discover the history and design of Plasma speakers, plasma tweeters, corona wind and ionic speakers.


Have a look at the Beginners Guide for an introduction.

History will take you through the decades of work that has been done on plasma tweeters (and full range plasma speakers), ion wind and other massless speakers. 

Design will give details of the types of device and their benefits and problems.

Archive will help you find hundreds of connections to every resource including papers, patents, book and magazines published for more than a century, as well as details of the prototype and commercial speakers.

If you are researching or investigating your own designs of massless speaker you can use this site to get a head start and learn from everything before. It reveals the large variety of work that has already been done and hopefully moves the field further more quickly.

The most common type of this rare category of loudspeaker is the plasma tweeter and this is the most successful class, especially commercially with the early Ionophone and Magnat and later with Acapella Ion, Lansche Audio Corona and Vaughn Plasma Signature

Why massless?  Here is a definition of massless when used in the audio world.  This website was previously known as AirSpeaker and all of its information is now here and has been expanded on. 

"… the speaking incandescent electric lamp, the singing arc, and the talking flame — measures of desperation these were; yet each came in for its share of attention as the search continued"
Frederick Hunt, Electroacoustics, 1954

 
 
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