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Great sound stereo speaker manual

Author: David B Weems; G R Koonce
Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Perhaps the most important component of any stereo system is the speakers. From drivers, crossovers and custom enclosures, the possibilities for designing are endless. This book provides audiophiles  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David B Weems; G R Koonce
ISBN: 0071348743 9780071348744 0071348751 9780071348751
OCLC Number: 43790903
Notes: "CD includes crossover modeling program for speaker design"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: PC running DOS or Windows 3.1 or Windows 95-98; some programs require a two-button mouse or equivalent.
Contents: Current Trends --
Tweakers versus the Establishment --
Modern Dynamic Drivers --
Changes in Box Design --
Subwoofer and Satellite Systems --
Changing Design Priorities --
Contemporary Crossover Networks --
Listening Rooms --
Speaker Requirements for High-Fidelity Sound --
How Sound Is Measured --
Frequency and Loudness Ranges for Various Musical Instruments and Groups --
Kinds of Drivers --
Driver Characteristics --
Frequency Response --
Dispersion --
Damping --
Dynamic Range --
Efficiency --
Power Rating --
Driver Parameters Used in Designing Systems --
Voice Coil Resistance (R[subscript E]) --
Impedance --
Free-Air Resonance (f[subscript s]) --
Q --
Compliance --
V[subscript AS] --
SPL --
EBP --
X[subscript MAX] --
S[subscript D] --
V[subscript D] --
How to Buy Speakers --
Kinds of Speakers --
Miscellaneous Speakers --
Listening Room Requirements --
Kinds of Audio Equipment --
Where to Buy --
Don't Go to Extremes --
How to Get Great Stereo Sound --
Listening Room --
Room Position --
The Importance of Symmetry --
Speaker Stands --
Speaker Cables and Connections --
To Solder or Not --
Bi-Wiring: One Way to Tweak --
Rewiring: Another Tweak --
Speaker Balance: Everyone's Tweak --
Listening: The Final Tweak --
How to Build Enclosures --
Speaker Boxes versus Musical Instruments --
Enclosure Shape --
Materials --
Construction Rules --
Driver Placement and Mounting Methods --
Damping Material --
Finishing Your Speaker --
More Box Construction Hints --
Closed-Box Speaker Systems --
Box Size and Woofer Performance --
How to Apply Test Data to Box Size --
Plotting Your Woofer's Response --
Aperiodic Enclosures --
Multiple Woofer Systems --
Ported-Box Speaker Systems --
Kinds of Ported Enclosures --
How Box Volume and Porting Affect Tuning --
How Box Tuning Affects Response --
How Box Volume Affects Response --
Thiele Ported-Box Design --
Keele's Calculator Method of Vented-Box Design --
Keele's Calculator Equation for Vented-Box Frequency Response --
Keele's Pocket-Calculator Method of Computing Vent Dimensions --
The Boom Box Alignment --
How to Tune a Ported Box --
Fine Tuning by Ear --
Bandpass Speakers --
Drone Cone Reflexes --
Double-Chamber Reflexes --
Diffuser-Port Reflexes --
Transmission-Line Speaker Systems --
Kinds of Transmission Lines --
Drivers for Transmission Lines --
Stuffed Transmission Lines --
Cockroft's Assumptions on Transmission-Line Design --
Stuffed-Pipe Speakers --
Theory --
Pipe Design --
John Mattern's Analysis of Tapered Pipes --
Crossover Networks --
The Role of the Crossover Network --
Kinds of Networks --
How to Design Crossover Networks --
Parallel Networks --
Series Networks --
Three-Way Crossover Networks --
Crossover Networks for Piezoelectric Tweeters --
Crossover Network Components --
Crossover Construction and Installation --
What Kind of Crossover Network Is Best? --
Corrective Circuits --
Zobels --
Resonant-Peak Filters --
Notch Filters --
Rule-of-Thumb Design for Notch Filters --
Special Circuits for Tweeters --
Special Circuits for Woofers --
Crossover Modeling Program (CMP) --
Problems in Crossover Design --
Requirements for Using CMP --
Procedure for Modeling --
Program Screens --
Saving Project Files --
Padding --
Limitations of CMP --
How You Can Use CMP for the Projects in This Book --
Project Development --
Testing for Book Projects --
Woofer Testing --
Quasi-Anechoic Testing --
The Quasi-Anechoic Testing System --
Driver Mounting --
Diffraction Rings --
Ring Construction --
Projects --
Construction Methods --
Types of Projects --
Component Quality --
Construction --
Construction --
Construction --
Construction --
Construction --
Construction --
Proposed Projects --
Proposed Project Names --
Proposed Projects Based Directly on Book Projects --
Proposed Project LC2W-NM4 --
Proposed Project FBVB-R7 --
Proposed Project FBVB-F8 --
Proposed Project PIPE-RC5 --
Proposed Project PIPE-RP3 --
Proposed Project PIPE-FA6 --
Proposed Project VB15-R1 --
Proposed Project VB15-F2 --
Proposed Project CB3W-R6 --
Proposed Project CB3W-R8 --
Proposed Project CB3W-RS9 --
Proposed Project CB3W-F7 --
Proposed Projects Not Based on Book Projects --
Proposed Project BT2W-RS5 --
Proposed Project BT2W-RS6 --
Proposed Project BT2W-RS7 --
Proposed Project BT2W-RS8 --
Proposed Project BT2W-2SR --
Proposed Project BT2W-FS7 --
Proposed Project CSA-RV1 --
Proposed Project CSB-NA1 --
Proposed Project Vented-Box CSB-NA1 --
Vented-Box Three-Way Proposed Projects --
Proposed Project VB3W-RV1 --
Proposed Project VB3W-RS1 --
Proposed Project VB3W-RS2 --
Testing Speakers and Components --
Useful Test Instruments --
Digital VOM or Analog VTVM --
Audio Generator --
LCR Meter --
Precision Resistor --
Homemade Test Equipment --
Standard Test Box --
Polarity-Damper Tester --
Instrument Coupler --
Tests --
Free-Air Resonance (f[subscript s]) --
Impedance --
Speaker Q --
Finding V[subscript AS] --
Tuned Frequency of a Ported Box (f[subscript B]) --
Cabinet Vibration Test --
Peak Displacement Volume Cone Test --
FM Hiss Test --
Polarity Test --
Voice Coil Inductance Test (L[subscript E]) --
Inductance of a Crossover Coil --
Filter Components Resonance Test --
Crossover Network/Speaker Response Test --
Speaker Damping Test --
Notch Filter Tests --
Critical Listening Tests --
Woofer Tester --
Preferred Inductors for Projects and Proposed Projects.
Responsibility: David B. Weems, G.R. Koonce.
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