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Lawrence de Martin
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Even a theoretically perfect mathematical model of a violin fingered and bowed produces an electronic signal that needs to be launched as a sound wave.  Conventional speakers are designed to machine criteria to produce flat frequency response, but do not reproduce the temporal nor spatial characteristics of a violin, and typically fall short of the peak output of a physical instrument.  

I built the first speakers that sound like violins, violas, cellos and contrabasses to conservatory trained players.  The illusion holds provided there is one speaker per instrument represented, i.e. a quartet consists of a cello speaker,viola speaker and two violin speakers.  They can be heard at spectrumnyc.com.  

Also note these do NOT sound like guitars or winds, which have different spatial characteristics.  
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