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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
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Driver Parameter Measurement
reddot.gif (829 bytes) Loudspeaker Simulation



Introduction to LoudspeakerDesign 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

 

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

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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
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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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