Introduction to Loudspeaker Design

Second Edition

    • 3.6 • 7 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

Introduction to Loudspeaker Design is written for students, technicians, engineers and hobbyists 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 construction. A complete chapter is devoted to the subject of crossover design including design equations. The appendices contain technical references, design aids, glossaries 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 spanning both hardware and software. His WinSpeakerz, TrueRTA and DATS software applications are widely used throughout the audio industry as tools for simulating and measuring loudspeaker performance.

    Professional & Technical
    March 4
    True Audio
    John L. Murphy

    Customer Reviews

    Dr.Vencman ,

    This is simply not an Introduction to speaker design

    Some teachers really know their subject like the author does here. However, some just don’t know how to teach it. There are very, very advanced topics here nearly equal to a book on how to launch rockets into earth’s orbit.
    David Weems is better at teaching this topic but still not perfect. If you are an engineer/electrician this is the book for you. If you are a wood worker for example, skip this book because I’m afraid it would scare you out of trying to build speakers which would be a shame.
    Some advanced topics are just glossed over as if you are supposed to know it as if it’s just a reminder so you don’t forget the obvious. I just feel as if the author wanted everyone to know how much he knows and that he is a very smart gentleman on this topic. It’s obvious that he is, but teach it, (and based on the title), I’m sorry but it is just way off.