LINEAR ARRAY TRANSDUCER (LAT)
A redesign of the subwoofer that enables
big sound without a typically large driver.
This revolutionary compact unit is the
first audio transducer to enable great
bass to the new generation of consumer
lifestyle products by delivering a richer
sound experience to places never before
thought possible. With its new slim shape,
no mechanical vibration, and sleek styling,
the Tymphany LAT represents a significant
breakthrough in transducer technology.
For example, the Tymphany LAT500 packs
the power of TWO 10" subwoofers into a
thin tube-shaped transducer only 5" wide!
A conventional cabinet is still required,
however, the LAT allows greater flexibility
for unique aesthetically enhanced designs.
ADD STYLE, REDUCED VIBRATION &
TYMPHANY CHANGING THE SHAPE OF
TODAY'S AUDIO !
In a departure from conventional cone transducers that displace air
across a single diaphragm, the LAT displaces air using a linear array of
multiple smaller diaphragms. The result is a more efficient geometry for
a given SPL. So instead of the typical round faced cone driver staring
at you, there is a dramatic, modern, unique and individual solution. The
balanced drive design is comprised of a series of coupled diaphragms
that are driven by opposing end motors. One motor drives half of the
diaphragms, while the other motor drives the other half in opposition.
This methodology cancels vibration & artefacts. The output sound
radiates through multiple flow ports along the side of the modern
stylish housing. The transducer still requires a box but can be mounted
either horizontally or vertically into much shallower and narrower boxes
than conventional drivers, opening new prospects to design and
locations. The specifications given enable existing design tools to
calculate box volume, infinite baffle, ported, transmission-line, etc.
Multiple units are scalable. The LAT is a new concept in style and
purpose offering new advantages to compact MP3, Flat screen TV, wall
mounting and car audio.