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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CHAPTER 7

LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS

The end result of an audio system is to reproduce sound waves in space, with acoustic properties peculiar to each individual application. Hence, the choice of an appropriate loudspeaker system is of vital importance to the overall result. All that has been done in the electronic part of the system now relies on the loudspeaker system to successfully propagate the program into the space where it will be heard.

Every indoor installation must “live” with the acoustic characteristics of the room where it will operate. An outdoor installation is simpler, due to the absence of this problem, but it does have to withstand weather. Also, in general, it has to serve larger areas without help from reverberation—the containment ...

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