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Old 28th May 2004, 12:25 PM   #11
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I guess I have a different take on the Loudspeaker Design Cookbook compared to most.

I had spent a few months researching on the Internet before I bought the book. As I read through the book I realized that I had already learned 90% of what it had to offer. The other 10% was basically useless drivel. It talked about a half dozen or more different ported enclosure designs with equations for each. That's neat and all, but 5 minutes with some free box software is more useful. Likewise with the dozens of crossover alignments. Modeling your crossover with software is more accurate and actually gives you a visual of what you're doing... which for me was a much greater learning tool.
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Old 28th May 2004, 01:51 PM   #12
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_Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook_ edited by John Borwick
This one is indeed very good, althought too theoric sometimes. For me, the greatest learning book is the internet...

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Old 28th May 2004, 07:14 PM   #13
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Hi everybody:

Just consider that some tables to calculate the boxes were having mistypings, that you can detect when there is a discontinuity with near values (up and down).

I notified to Old Colony Sound Labs, those that I detect in edition 4 (I beleive), but I do not know if were corrected.

I copy the values to Excel sheets and ploted them. and was able to correct those wrong data.

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Old 28th May 2004, 07:20 PM   #14
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There are two important types of speaker systems that are not very well covered in existing populiar literature; electrostatic speakers and transmittion lines. Transmittion line speakers are well covered on this form. Electrostatics are not in great favor these days. Sanders wrote an interesting construction book, but I believe that I have seen a posting that said his theory was not correct.

There is a lot of good reading listed above. I haven't seen the SAE set, it may contain current information on both the transmittion line and electrostatic speakers.
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Old 30th May 2004, 01:02 AM   #15
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F4ier has a good list there, starting simple at the top and getting more complex as you go down.

Starting with the Leach Book, you probably ought to have 2+ years of college level math (through diff eq's and LaPlace transforms) before buying, although you might learn some things by checking them out from the library if you are just good with algebra.

The Colloms book "High Performance Loudspeakers" is a bit tough to review. There is some info in there that you can't get from the other books, but I would recommend checking it out from a library over buying it, unless $100 is nothing to you....
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