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Old 8th June 2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Is there a great book on speaker design?

Hi all.
First poster here; joined the forum as I've just bought a chip-amp kit which I'm itching to dip my soldering iron into.

Am about to go on a 4 week holiday and currently gathering reading material.

Wonder if anyone could recommend a good readable book on speaker design?

I'm interested in building a floor-standing speaker enclosure for a full-range driver and wouldn't mind understanding the fundamentals before I start. Quite intrigued by both the horn and bass-reflex designs.

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Old 8th June 2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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I would also consider transmission lines (used extensively for floorstanders).

Why not take a laptop or something, and you can read DiyAudio?

PS - Welcome to the Forums. Enjoy the holiday.
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Old 8th June 2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook isn't a bad start. Madisound appears to be out of the 6th edition (which was only $11) but they do have the 7th for $35.
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Also see the white papers by Harman International.
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You can get a good education on Martin King's website: http://www.quarter-wave.com/

I bought these at the McGraw Hill bookstore in the 1970's:
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Old 9th June 2009, 05:45 AM   #6
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Hi Guys.
Thanks very much for the suggestions.

Transmission lines; now there's something I hadn't even heard of before! Thanks for the pointer, that does sound like a great concept for a beginners floorstander.

After posting I stumbled across this thread: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread/t-10617.html

In the end I went for Weem's "Designing, Building and Testing" as I really am just looking for an introduction to the basics.

I'll be reading each of the links you recommended, and will likely follow up with the "Design Cookbook", once I have a grasp of the basics.

Thanks once again for your help.

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