S23 - Active Cardioid Loudspeakers

Cardioid loudspeakers have desirable traits when place in a room. However they are normally difficult to design and build. 

Using S19 platform two alternating channels are converted to monopoles, which provides the acoustic sum as Cardioid.

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Outdoor polar response measurement result (7/9/14)

20khz - 800hz

800hz - 50hz

- The perfect Cardioid was never formed fully
- Forward directivity is maintain from 20khz down to 600hz. -6db less rear radiation or better. 
- Then it transtition to a weak dipole to Omni. The transition is smooth and not abrupt.