Preface to the Fifth Edition.
Preface to the Sixth Edition.
1. General Review.
1.1 Developments in system design.
1.2 Performance conflicts.
1.3 The stereo illusion.
1.4 Sensitivity and impendance.
1.6 Drive units.
1.7 The room
2. Theoretical Aspects of Diaphragm Radiators.
2.1 Radiation from simple sources.
2.2 Electromechanics of a hypothetical moving-coil loudspeaker.
2.3 Radiated pressures.
2.4 Relating the twoport model to low-frequency analogous circuits.
2.5 Higher modes of the loudspeaker diaphragm.
3. Transducers, Diaphragms and Loudspeaker Technology.
3.1 Dome radiators.
3.2 Velocity of sound in a diaphragm.
3.3 Compensation of dome characteristics.
3.4 Cone behaviour.
3.5 Cone parameters.
3.6 Cone shape.
3.7 Motor systems.
3.8 Moving-coil motor linearity.
3.9 Influence of magnetic field strength on loudspeaker pressure response.
3.10 Magnet systems.
3.11 Film transducers.
3.12 BMR; the balanced mode radiator.
4. Low-frequency System Analysis: Room Environments and 2 Theory.
4.1 General considerations.
4.2 LF system analysis.
4.3 Closed-box system.
4.4 Reflex or vented enclosures.
4.5 Band-pass enclosure designs and LF equalization.
4.6 Longevity, reliability, tolerances, climate.
4.7 Transmission-line enclosures.
4.8 Sub-woofers and extended low frequencies.
4.9 Horn loading.
4.10 Line sources.
4.11 The moving-coil spaced dipole.
4.12 Bi-polar speakers.
5. Moving-coil Direct-radiator Drivers.
5.1 Moving-coil motor system.
5.2 Low frequency, bass units.
5.3 LF/MF units.
5.4 Mid-frequency units.
5.5 High-frequency units.
5.6 Full-range units.
5.7 Dynamics and engineering.
6. Systems and Crossovers.
6.1 Passive loudspeaker system design.
6.2 The crossover network.
6.3 General design considerations, voicing and balancing.
6.4 The amplifier-loudspeaker interface.
6.5 Active loudspeakers: Electronic filter crossovers.
6.6 Current drive.
6.7 Digital loudspeakers.
7. The Enclosure.
7.1 Enclosure materials.
7.2 Enclosure resonances.
7.3 Magnitude of undamped panel output.
7.4 Audibility of resonance.
7.5 Resonance control, damping materials and bracing.
7.6 Standing-wave modes.
7.7 Driver-cone transmission of internal resonance.
7.8 Cabinet construction.
7.9 Diffraction and cabinet shape.
7.10 Drive-unit mounting: clamped or decoupled.
7.11 Open baffles: dipole 'enclosure'.
7.12 Loudspeaker supports: placement.
8. Home Theatre and Surround Sound.
8.1 Stereo Compatibility.
8.2 Potential multi-channel advantage.
8.4 Speaker design.
9. Loudspeaker Assessment.
9.1 Loudspeaker specifications, standards and distortions.
9.2 Measurement and evaluation: introduction.
9.3 Objective measurements.
9.4 Subjective evaluation.
Appendix A: CAD Software.
- Completely updated. Reflects changes in the industry since 1997
- Acknowledged industry wide as the definitive work in this area
- Author was a co founder of Monitor Audio, the world class specialist speaker manufacturer
- Includes revised sections on evolving home theatre systems, speaker system design, crossover networks with new digital synthesis methods and CAD software.