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Old 31st March 2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default What book on speaker design would you recommend...

....if you could only recommend one? For someone new, but with an engineering background.

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Old 31st March 2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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Loudspeaker Designers Cookbook, newest edition.
Measuring Loudspeakers.

both by Vance Dickason
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Old 31st March 2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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Hi Rob,
There are a few good ones. Weems is another good author. At last count he had three, revisions with different titles. Bullock is another in addition to Vance Dickason. I have all, just not the latest.

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Old 31st March 2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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"Measuring" was by d'Appolito, I think. Nonetheless, I'd agree completely, it's invaluable.

AudioXpress sells a collection of JAES reprints on speaker design. It's a must-own.
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Loudspeaker Designers Cookbook, newest edition.
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The title is poorly chosen, it is far more than a mere "cookbook". A totally solid reference.
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"Measuring" was by d'Appolito, I think. Nonetheless, I'd agree completely, it's invaluable.
I stand corrected. Between Measuring and Cookbook, you have all you need IMO. I have the weems book, and the 2 little ones that radio shack sells, and they are not as good as LSDC and Measuring.
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Old 1st April 2006, 07:43 AM   #7
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Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook Borwick Focal Press
Excellent book BTW (must have if you are into speaker design)
Chapters by Fincham Kef chief designer on crossovers
Baxandall of tone control fame on Electrostatics
Kelly of ribbon fame on transducer drive mechanisms
Excellent chapter on Headphones
Jeepers! just seen the price on Amazon of the 3rd edition 150$
Try and get a second hand second edition
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Old 1st April 2006, 08:21 AM   #8
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"Measuring" was by d'Appolito, I think. Nonetheless, I'd agree completely, it's invaluable.

AudioXpress sells a collection of JAES reprints on speaker design. It's a must-own.
Is it the same book of " Testing Loudspeakers" by Joe D'Appolito,
ISBN: 1882580176 ?

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Old 1st April 2006, 09:15 AM   #9
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"high performance loudspeakers" by martin colloms is also good.
Think it might be pricey tho, ive got it on a long loan from the library

Diackason's speaker cookbook is also very informative, as is the loudspeaker and headphone handbook mentioned above.
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Jimmy- that's it. Great book, mandatory reading for anyone who actually wants to design a speaker.
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