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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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PREFACE

 

 

The fifth section of this book “ Loudspeakers ” grapples with the tricky business of turning electricity into sound in a faithful manner. It consists of four chapters, all taken from the book Loudspeakers by Philip Newell and Keith Holland.

This first chapter begins with a quick look at the history of moving-coil loudspeakers. This has some unexpected points of interest—for example, when Rice and Kellogg worked out the first practical cone loudspeaker in the early 1920s, they did it from fundamental physical principles, without going through the period of trial and error that characterizes the birth of most technologies. Hats off to them.

Newell & Holland then move on to the basics of loudspeaker operation, starting with acoustic ...

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