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reddot.gif (829 bytes) Audio Basics

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker Basics

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Speaker Response Functions

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Advanced Loudspeaker Topics

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Enclosure Design

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Crossover Design

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Driver Parameter Measurement

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker Simulation

Introduction to
Loudspeaker
Design 2nd Editon

by John L Murphy

Introduction to Loudspeaker Design is written for hobbyists, students, technicians and engineers seeking an overview of the technology of loudspeakers. Starting with a brief history of audio developments the book begins by introducing the concepts of frequency, pitch and loudness and proceeds to develop the idea of a loudspeaker as a system.

The book covers such topics as loudspeaker design tradeoffs, spatial loading, diffraction loss, cavity effect and enclosure design. A complete chapter is devoted to the subject of crossover design. The appendices contain technical references, design aids and a chart depicting 18 different loudspeaker enclosure types.

The author is a physicist/audio design engineer with over 35 years experience in the research and development of audio products. His WinSpeakerz application is widely used throughout the audio industry as a tool for evaluating loudspeakers before they are built.

The illustrated 208 page paperback 2nd edition is priced at $24.95.

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Chapter 1
Audio Basics

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Audio Technology

reddot.gif (829 bytes) A Brief History of Loudspeakers

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Audio Systems and the Signal Chain

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The Audible Frequency Range

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Frequency and Pitch

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Sound Pressure Level: SPL

 

Chapter 2
Loudspeaker Basics

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeakers as Systems

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker System Components

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker Enclosure Types

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Dipole Speakers

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Closed Box Loudspeakers

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Vented Box Loudspeakers

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Bandpass Loudspeakets

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Loudspeakers with Multiple Drivers

 

Chapter 3
Speaker Response Functions

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The Speaker Response Functions

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Frequency Response

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Excursion Response

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Phase Response

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Group Delay Response

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Impedance Response

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker Design Tradeoffs

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The Thiele Small Parameters

Chapter 4
Advanced Loudspeaker Topics

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Spatial Loading

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Diffraction Loss

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Cavity Effect

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Point, Line and Plane Sources

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Stethoscopic Speaker Examination

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Enclosure Losses

 

Chapter 5
Enclosure Design

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reddot.gif (829 bytes) Enclosure Design and Construction

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Materials

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Enclosure Shapes

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Bracing and Filling

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Construction Technique

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Vent Placement

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Driver Placement

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Speaker Protection

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Guitar Cabinet Design

Chapter 6
Crossover Design

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reddot.gif (829 bytes) Crossover Design

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Multi-way Crossover Design

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Crossover Frequency Selection

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Problems with Crossovers

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Solutions to the Crossover Problem

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The 1st Order Butterworth Crossover

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The 1st Order Series Crossover

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The 2nd Order Butterworth Crossover

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The 3rd Order Butterworth Crossover

reddot.gif (829 bytes) The Linkwitz-Riley Crossovers

reddot.gif (829 bytes) 2nd Order Linkwitz-Riley Crossover

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  4th Order Linkwitz-Riley Crossover

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Crossover Discussion

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Crossover Component Selection

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Driver Impedance Compensation

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Resonance Compensator

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Inductance Compensator (Zobel)

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Combining Impedance Compensators

reddot.gif (829 bytes)  Attenuating the Tweeter

 

Chapter 7
Driver Parameter Measurement

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Hardware Requirements
reddot.gif (829 bytes) The Test Jig
reddot.gif (829 bytes) Driver Measurements

Chapter 8
Loudspeaker Simulation

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker Design by Simulation

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Vented Box Loudspeaker Analysis

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Closed Box Loudspeaker Analysis

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Simulation as a Design Tool

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Design Equations Summary

reddot.gif (829 bytes) Advanced Acoustic Simulation

   

 

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