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Tectonic Audio Labs Releases Technical Video Series

Tectonic Audio Labs in Woodinville, Wash., has produced a 21-part technical video series explaining the function, performance and application of Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) technology. Unlike traditional speaker systems that use pistonic cone and compression drives to produce audio, Tectonic speakers employ large format flat panel DML resonant mode devices to propagate audio.

“DMLs produce audio in a fundamentally different way than a typical loudspeaker does,” explains Tim Whitwell, physicist and DML expert. “This technology can seem quite counterintuitive to those not familiar with resonant mode devices.”

The Tectonic Technical Video Series condenses more than three hours of conversations between Whitwell and transducer and loudspeaker systems engineer Marcelo Vercelli. Together they explore and explain DML technology. Each five minute video module covers a single topic in detail. Titles include:

How DMLs Work – Parts 1-4

DMLs vs. Pistonic Transducers

DML Feedback Resistance

DMLs In Reverberant Spaces

DML Stereo Imaging

“We set-up a video library on our Website that allows visitors to easily browse and sample topics of interest,” says marketing director Scott Garside. “There is a wealth of information here that provides a fundamental understanding of resonant mode audio propagation. The function and benefits of DMLs are quite remarkable.”

The Tectonic Technical Video Library is available at