Slinky reverbs

Ian Fritz ijfritz at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 31 06:05:14 CEST 2000


We've been through this here before. The Acutronics springs work in torsion
... not longitudinal ... not transverse. They don't have enough delay in
these other modes, and they are mechanically damped to prevent them from
responding.

  Ian


----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Tymofichuk" <dougt at cancerboard.ab.ca>
To: "Barry L Klein" <Barry.L.Klein at wdc.com>
Cc: <synth-diy at node12b53.a2000.nl>
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: RE: Slinky reverbs


>
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2000 13:53:42 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
> Barry L Klein <Barry.L.Klein at wdc.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Looking at some documentation on the Accutronix reverb
> > cans, it talks about rotary actuation of the spring, moreso
> > than linear motion like a speaker would provide.  Is this
> > critical?  I'm thinking of using some old disk drive
> > actuators(!).  Maybe WDC can start a new Slinkyverb
> > product line......
> >
> Most spring reverbs I have seen move the spring at a 90
> degree angle to it's length (transversely, or sideways).
> But when I experimented with speakers driving springs
> longitudinally, it worked fine. However, rotary activation
> sounds interesting too!
>
> ----------------------
> Doug Tymofichuk
> dougt at cancerboard.ab.ca
>
>




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