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    Posted by mikekel on May 28, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Hi guys, I’m looking for a good book to read about loudspeaker design, something that has good coverage on crossover circuit design would best. Any suggestions?

    mikekel replied 3 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • 123toid

    Administrator
    May 28, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    Posted by: Mikekel

    Hi guys, I’m looking for a good book to read about loudspeaker design, something that has good coverage on crossover circuit design would best. Any suggestions?

    This is a great question.  There really isn’t much out there for speaker design.  typically you get one of two responses.  The first, build a pre-designed system.  The second read Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

    Not bad advice, but I think we can do better.  That is why I started the Crossover tutorial on YouTube and even this forum.  In fact,I just made new subforum that deals with just that.  So if you have any questions, we can try to help each other out.  There is a lot to learn with crossovers, so let’s help each other out!  Remember, there are no dumb questions, except for the ones not asked. 

  • tvor-ceasar

    Moderator
    May 29, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Believe it or not, there were some good books put out by Radio Shack back in the 70’s and 80’s. The one that was the most current (at the time) was called “Advanced Speaker Design”, I’m not sure who the authors were. The big advancement in the book was the explanation of the D’Appolito design. It did cover sealed, ported, multidriver, different X-overs and such electronic treatments.

     

    If you can find them online, there were a series of articles in Popular Electronics (RIP) by W.R.Hoffman on speaker design, replete with Basic Code for calculations, back in the 90’s. I have them somewhere,  but please don’t ask at this juncture. The search would be futile. 

     

    There were many websites that had good info from back in the day, I think many of my old bookmarks may be useless, but I believe Douglas Self, Elliot Sound Products, AMZ EFX, and GEOFX still offer good speaker and xover design info. 

    On Youtube, check out Hexibase,  and of course 123Toid. 

  • mikekel

    Member
    May 30, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Thanks Toid, I’ve ordered the Loudspeaker Design Cookbook, of course once I’ve read that I suspect I will have a bunch more questions for you… 😆 

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    May 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Haha, nice.  I don’t know if he will be back this year… However, last year Vance Dickason, the author of Loudspeaker Design Cookbook, was at Midwest Audio Fest.

  • mikekel

    Member
    May 31, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I would love to come to Midwest Audio Fest, that’s basically Disney Land after all, however it’s about 16,000 miles from my house according to Google 🤣