Why Hypercube Speakers Are Better

hypercubeI have written about the advantages of Hypercube speakers. For those who want quick facts and not the whole history, I decided to write this “short form” to skip the narrative context and just get right into why Hypercube-enclosed loudspeakers are superior to traditional loudspeakers. First of all, when you put a woofer into a hypercube enclosure, it becomes nearly omnidirectional. But let’s look at the ways this conversion improves the fidelity orĀ quality of the speaker’s output. In particular, let’s look at the reduced distortion and the improved transient response of the converted vs. unconverted loudspeakers.

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On the top you see the distortion for a woofer in a box; on the bottom are the distortion curves of the same woofer, tweeter, and crossover in a Hypercube (rhombic dodecahedron) cabinet. As you can see, the curves are consistently lower (by up to 10db) in the tesseract enclosure. It’s not difficult to see that the Hypercube loudspeaker is putting out purer sound.
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Now for the cumulative spectral decay or “waterfall” plots.

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Here are the waterfall plots:

On the top is the plot for the normal unconverted loudspeaker: a woofer in a box. The decay is relatively smooth except in the upper registers where the physics is more complex.

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And here is the waterfall plot for the converted loudspeaker. As you can see here, the sound decay in the Hypercube enclosure is smoother and faster, showing that the hypercube speaker cabinet rings less and is inherently better for reproducing transients.
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Summing up, changing the boundary geometry that the speaker bounces sound off from a square box to a Hypercube geometry, in which tesseract-shaped wavefields intersect 3-space as cube-shaped standing waves, improves the loudspeaker’s purity (less distortion) and accuracy (less ringing and crisper transients). Changing the shape changes the boundary, which changes the interaction, which changes the performance.
–MRK
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3 Responses to “Why Hypercube Speakers Are Better”

  1. Hello Evan. Thanks for reading. I think so too. Anything that helps or improves existing technology without complex or expensive changes is good, I believe.
    –MRK

  2. Evan says:

    I was in Mr. Hobson’s Period 2 watching the Earth Quake video.

  3. Evan says:

    Hello. You came to my class today and told me about this speaker! I thought it was a very good invention.

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