Chapter 23. Loudspeakers

The conversion from electronic signals to sound is the formidable task of the loudspeaker. In this chapter, Ian Sinclair examines principles and practice of modern loudspeaker design.

A loudspeaker is a device that is actuated by electrical signal energy and radiates acoustic energy into a room or open air. The selection and installation of a speaker, as well as its design, should be guided by the problem of coupling an electrical signal source as efficiently as possible to an acoustical load. This involves the determination of the acoustical load or radiation impedances and selection of a diaphragm, motor, and means for coupling the loaded loudspeaker to an electrical signal source. The performance of the speaker is ...

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