Stratton Acoustics Ltd, the UK-based company behind the striking Elypsis 1512 loudspeaker, has been awarded a patent for its Mechanically Isolated Tweeter Assembly.
Invented by Stratton founder, David Fowler it’s also set also to be incorporated into the company’s upcoming new loudspeakers. The innovative approach, featured in the 1512’s tweeter assembly, is designed to address high-frequency reproduction issues that have typically plagued high-powered active, passive and multi-driver loudspeakers.
Unlike past attempts where engineers have attempted to decouple tweeters using elastomer rings with limited results due to their absolute length, Fowler’s solution increases the effective length of the ring, by adding radial extensions.
Says David Fowler:
“It’s a simple change but one that offers multiple sonic advantages. By varying both the length and position of the extensions, it’s now possible to resist interference from a far wider range of vibration modes.”
This enhanced versatility means that Stratton’s vibration isolation approach, can also be used within tweeters destined for smaller loudspeaker designs and with fewer drive units.
The first evidence of this will be realised in a new, two-way loudspeaker (codenamed E12) that Stratton Acoustics is readying for a March 2024.
Stay tuned at Stratton Acoustics Ltd.