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High Performance Loudspeakers

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ISBN-10: 0471970891

ISBN-13: 9780471970897

Edition: 5th 1997

Authors: Martin Colloms

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List price: $89.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 494
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Notation
Glossary
General Review
Developments in System Design
Performance Conflicts
The Stereo Illusion
Sensitivity and Impedance
Enclosures
Drive Units
The Room
Bibliography
Theoretical Aspects of Diaphragm Radiators
Radiation from Simple Sources
Electromechanics of a Hypothetical Moving-coil Loudspeaker
Radiated Pressure
Relating the TwoPort Model to Low-frequency Analogous Circuits
Higher Modes of the Loudspeaker Diaphragm
References
Transducers, Diaphragms and Loudspeaker Technology
Dome Radiators
Velocity of Sound in a Diaphragm
Compensation of Dome Characteristics
Cone Behaviour
Cone Parameters
Cone Shape
Motor Systems
Moving-coil Motor Linearity
Influence of Magnetic Field Strength on Loudspeaker Pressure Response
Magnet Systems
Film Transducers
BMR; The Balanced Mode Radiator
References
Bibliography
Low-frequency System Analysis: Room Environments and 2[pi] Theory
General Considerations
LF System Analysis
Closed-box System
Reflex or Vented Enclosures
Band-pass Enclosure Designs and LF Equalization
Longevity, Reliability, Tolerances, Climate
Transmission-line Enclosures
Sub-woofers and Extended Low Frequencies
Horn Loading
Line Sources
The Moving-coil Spaced Dipole
Bi-polar Speakers
References
Bibliography
Moving-coil Direct-radiator Drivers
Moving-coil Motor System
Low Frequency, Bass Units
LF/MF Units
Mid-frequency Units
High-frequency Units
Full-range Units
Dynamics and Engineering
References
Bibliography
Systems and Crossovers
Passive Loudspeaker System Design
The Crossover Network
General Design Considerations, Voicing and Balancing
The Amplifier-loudspeaker Interface
Active Loudspeakers: Electronic Filter Crossovers
Current Drive
Digital Loudspeakers
References
Bibliography
The Enclosure
Enclosure Materials
Enclosure Resonances
Magnitude of Undamped Panel Output
Audibility of Resonance
Resonance Control, Damping Materials and Bracing
Standing-wave Modes
Driver-cone Transmission of Internal Resonances
Cabinet Construction
Diffraction and Cabinet Shape
Drive-unit Mounting; Clamped or Decoupled
Open Baffles: Dipole 'Enclosure'
Loudspeaker Supports: Placement
References
Bibliography
Home Theatre and Surround Sound
Stereo Compatibility
Potential Multi-channel Advantage
THX
Speaker Design
References
Bibliography
Loudspeaker Assessment
Loudspeaker Specifications, Standards and Distortions