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Speaker Design : Comprehensive list of Recommended Design Tools
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Old 18th June 2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Speaker Design : Comprehensive list of Recommended Design Tools
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List as of June 2018 - Trying to keep this page simple, most links go directly to the download page or to the online calculator page, but some of the sites are worth having a longer look around, with links to other Loudspeaker related pages etc.
- Please post if you know of other tools worth listing.
Also, If you know that any already listed here are inaccurate or problematic please post so note can be added or can be pulled from the list. Thanks.

Abacus, From SpeakerBuilding
Adua Speaker Workshop, at archive
A J Designer, (Enclosure Calculators) here
AkAbaK, (simulation program for electro-mechano-acoustical networks) here
ARTA, (program for the impulse response measurement and for real-time spectrum analysis and frequency response measurements.) here
Assorted Dos and early Win programs on nice old webpage here
AxiDriver, (Axis-Symmetric Acoustic Boundary Element Calculator) here

BassBox Pro, (speaker enclosure design program) here
Baffle Diffraction and Boundary Simulator, here
Basta!, (Tolvan Data), computer program for simulation of loudspeaker systems, here
BoxBuilder-Car, (from Speakerbuilder) here
BoxModel,
Boxnotes, ( find the best dimensions for your enclosure) here
BoxPlot, From SpeakerBuilding
BoxSim, (measurement based simulation includes baffle-step calculation) From Visaton's website, or from Boxsim

Calsod, (loudspeaker system optimization and design/ optimize crossover networks) here
CLIO, (measurement system with proprietary hardware) here

Eminence Designer, (loudspeaker enclosure design program) here
Eminence Designer Demo, (loudspeaker enclosure design program) here

Flare-It, (port and flare) page here
Flexsys, Dos based , original page on Archive, here
FuzzMeasure, (audio and acoustic measurement - Mac) at SuperMega, at RØDE Microphones

HOLMImpulse, (freeware program for frequency- and impulse-response measurement) here
Horn Response - (David McBean) - here


LEAP, (Enclosure and Crossover) here
Loudspeaker Design Calculations Tool (by Robert Dunn ), cross-platform application with many calculations commonly used in loudspeaker design here
LDC7, Vance Dickason's (!) page, email for software here
LSPcad, (Loudspeaker Computer Aided Design) From SpeakerBuilding, Current Version (6) here

MacSpeaker, From SpeakerBuilding
MH-Audio, Online tools, Nice page ! here

Omnimic, (omnidirectional acoustic measurement system) Dayton Audio

PCD, (crossover simulation and speaker design tool built into an Excel spreadsheet) here
Perfect Box,

REW, (free room acoustics analysis software for measuring and analysing room and loudspeaker responses) webpage here

SIRP, (Tolvan Data),measurement on loudspeakers, here
SpeakerSim, thread with links here
SOFMEA, (" . . . conception tool for loudspeakers. It's possible to measure loudspeakers, to visualize the result, and to simulate a crossover with it.") here
Sonosub, (for sonotube based sub) here
SoundEasy, homepage,
Speaker Builder Pro, (Online Enclosure Calculator) here
Speaker Edgy, (Baffle Calculator), here
SpeakerWorkshop , (From most recent working page on Archive =June 24 /2015) here
SubSaver, (high pass filter design page) here

SynRTA, (freeware soundcard-based audio FR analyzer for optimization of loudspeaker & listening room responses) here


Unibox, (Design Your Own Loudspeaker Cabinet using Microsoft Windows Excel 2000 spread sheet) here

VituixCad, (free engineering and simulation software for passive and active multi-way / multi-driver loudspeakers) here

WinISD, ( freeware speaker designing software for Windows environment.) here
Winspeakerz, ( loudspeaker simulation program for Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8) here
Woofer Box and Circuit Designer , (advanced woofer and box design tool using MS Excel) here
WinPCD, (application for designing passive crossovers originally based on the UI format of the Passive Crossover Designer spreadsheet by Jeff Bagby) here
WinSub, here at ajdesigner


Xdir, Tolvan Data), Directionality simulation. here
Xover204a, (Crossover Simulation) here (German) and here (English/GoogTrans)
XMACHINA, ("Automatic passive crossovers planning ") here
XSim, here


Driver Design

COMSOL - (Most Precise) Video here

MoTIV - (Fastest) at DyneAnalytics




. . . . . . . . . .There's more out there, please post if there are others you like.
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I'm unaware of such list.

Probably nobody uses them all so nobody can make such list.
You can start poll.
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I thought about doing a poll but that requires that I know which ones to list (only 10 allowed) and there are dozens out there, some of which are old and no longer used, but it would take me weeks of web searching and I'd still miss some that others here might be using. Maybe I should try this. (Next Post)
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Speaker Design : Comprehensive list of Recommended Design Tools
More for your list -- PCD, XSim, WinPCD, REW, Omnimic, WinISD.
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Default What speaker design software are you using in 2018?

Hello again, this is an attempt to put together a comprehensive list of speaker design software tools you find useful and why. There is a large number of tools found online and I'm hoping to separate the really useful and accurate ones from the rest of the crowd.
To help organize it , if you would at least say which part of the process you use it for. (ie box, crossover, sim, test etc.)

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I am unaware of any software that can offer more than LEAP for enclosure, crossover, and filter design. Now that LinearX is defunct, you may be able to find a used copy with the 4-book manual (completely worth it), but there are "illegal" ways to download the software too.

If you are designing drivers, COMSOL is most precise, and MOTIV is fastest.
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You should also add Leonard Audio Transmission Line, it is probably the best free transmission line simulator, but unfortunately it is dead.

I use REW for measuring.
I used Visaton's BoxSim (only useful for Visaton drivers) for crossover.

Now I would use my SpeakerSim for all speaker design, except measuring and transmission line simulation.

When working on SpeakerSim I use other simulators to compare. Like Woofer Box and Circuit Designer, Baffle Diffraction and Boundary Simulator, Xsim, VituixCAD, BoxSim.
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LSPcad, From [URL="www.speakerbuilding.com/software/ware/lspcad_l.zip"]
Current version on the website http://www.ijdata.com/
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500 views in the first 24 hours means there's interest. So bumping this back into view to see if anybody has another to put on the list, anything to take off, comments on relative usefulness etc.
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