So this forum has really rekindled my interest in design of loudspeakers. In the years since I’ve started (a LONG time ago), I’ve learned a lot, done a lot, dreamed a lot.
One of the things I’ve done is to take the information learned and translate it into BASIC. Yes, that old DOS beast that does weird and wonderful stuff . Everything has been text based so far, and I don’t have any plans to incorporate graphics currently, but I would like to do a big redesign of all the small individual programs all into one. A new interface, easier jumps and edits, file IO, and plain .txt output that can be sent to any printer (I never really got into graphics). I also plan to build in more input to check the manufacturer’s numbers, since many of the specs are mathematically derived from just a few parameters.
If you’ve seen some of the previous threads, you can see that the basics of my calcs are pretty much what WinISD puts out, so you can be sure of it’s accuracy.
What I would like from any of the members out there is for a .txt file from the other programs (WinISD, BassBox, etc.) that shows how they store the parameters for the drivers. Just the .txt file and a screenshot showing the order of the information.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be the only one who would want to use it, but I thought I’d put it out there for freeware to the Forum. I’m an older user who remembers when there weren’t any personal computers and having a calculator was a rare privilege. It’s one of my few indulgences.
Thanks to all.
If there’s enough interest, I could translate it into Excel. Of course, that’d be after I get the BASIC version complete.