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Old 18th April 2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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Question Good books for beginners

Hello all,

I'm a member on other A/V forums and the Master Handbook of Acoustics seems to be one that's mentioned a lot. What do some of you DIYers also recommend?

Appreciate any/all comments. Thank you.
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Old 18th April 2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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What kinds of things do you want to learn about?

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Old 18th April 2005, 09:51 PM   #3
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Basically anything to do with building speakers, since I have never done this before.

I can keep up to a certain point when things get a bit technical, but I also wouldn't mind a book that lists formulas used etc. Basically a book that breaks these things down for a "simpleton" (like me) can understand.
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The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook is a good basic reference (althou some treat it as a bible), Joe d'apollito's testing speakers, Martin Collum's big book (more than just speakers, but lots of speaker info....

You'll also find ton's of stuff here and on the web.

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Old 19th April 2005, 10:38 PM   #5
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Cool. I'll have to get that then. What about the book, Bullock on Boxes? I see it mentioned alot also. Good for a beginneer to intermediate DIYers or is that for, more or less, the pros.

I'll probably put in a order for it and a couple of others this weekend.

Thanks again.
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What about the book, Bullock on Boxes?
Not high on my list... i have hundreds of volumes, and probably close to a 1000 magazines...

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Old 24th April 2005, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thanks.

I ordered the Loudspeaker Design cookbook. Also found some cool books on routers and a book called Workshop Math . Looked promising so I got it. I figured it would have some "short" cuts when it comes to caculating measurements. I sometimes tend to take the long way around when figuring out a problem. LOL!

Appreciate the help Dave.
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Hi,
if you donŽt mind the math, here are some articles from Thiele and Small: http://www.readresearch.co.uk/HTML/papers.htmhttp://www.readresearch.co.uk/HTML/papers.htm

YouŽll also find great sites on the internet that cover so much knowledge in detail but yes a book is what IŽd still prefer.

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Master Handbook of Acoustics
Very nice book that is, although mathematical in places, very easy to read. It gives you a very good idea about sound transmission, room acoustics and the like. Not so much about loudspeaker design in specific.

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