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Crystal Speakers? Answered

I'm planning on building myself (or modifying my existing one) to create the ultimate workspace and among the several features I have planned (usb hub etc) I have one particularly tricky one, I'd like to integrate the desk with a speaker system but massive drivers wont cut it on such a small surface area. I had recently seen a speaker system that uses glass or crystal vibrating to create amazing sound, I was wondering how I'd shape such crystals and if anyone has any general ideas on the design of the speaker system  ? 


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Best Answer 10 years ago

These things? (not cheap...)

The devices need to be largely free, in a desk will not give you good quality. I imagine those are such a price because they're tricky to build right.
Piezos are probably your best bet for small, unless you can pipe sound from somewhere else.



10 years ago

Think-geek has them...http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/d4e6/

I used to have a set of 'piezo' speakers, and they were awesome.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PAIR-TEAC-NXT-MULTIMEDIA-FLAT-PANEL-SPEAKERS-/170540119092?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item27b4fbb434 is very similar to what I had.