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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Chapter OneDrivers and Loudspeakers

 

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Without loudspeakers there would be no PA systems and no guitar amplifiers, so any discussion of live sound really needs to kick offwith a close look at these vital components, but I promise not to get too technical. Although there have been some departures from the most commonly employed ‘moving-coil’ speaker principle, such as the electrostatic speakers that have enjoyed popularity in hi-ficircles, the overwhelming majority of live-sound loudspeaker systems use a moving-coil system that has changed little in principle over the best part of a century—although the designs have become much more efficient. ...

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