Outputting to specific sound channels?

Peter L Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Oct 1 15:16:48 CEST 2004


Steve Holden wrote:
> Peter L Hansen wrote:
>> Come on, Steve, haven't you ever seen a speaker built to act
>> bidirectionally, so it can be used both as an output or an input?
>> They're very handy in intercom systems and are quite fun to build
>> from scratch, for a beginner like I am. :-)
> 
> Well I realize you know hardly anything about electronics, Peter, but 
> even you have to admit that a speaker makes a much better input 
> transducer than a microphone is likely to make an output transducer, if 
> only because of the lower power-handling capacity.

Steve, Steve, you're like, what 45 or something? and your hearing
is way too far gone to hear the output of a microphone.  The rest
of us, us young 'uns, don't have any such troubles...  :-) :-)

> I was going to add to my folly by chuntering on about electrostatic 
> microphones until I remembered that you can also buy electrostatic 
> speakers.

-he's-probably-going-colour-blind-too-ly y'rs,
  Peter



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