The one Audio Engineering Society Journal everyone interested in audio engineering should have, it's about 84 pages and it's only $15:
June 1995, Volume 43 Number 6 "Shields and Grounds"
with papers and reports by: Bill Whitlock, Charles Atkinson, Philip Gliddings, Stephen Macatee, Cal Perkins, Kenneth Fause
and the complete Neil Muncy (RIP) pin1 problem paper
and the John Windt "Hummer Tester" paper
A classic paper and yes that is correct. If i recall that paper showed that a 20Hz fundimental at the threshold of audibilty would be subjectivly just as loud as a 7% 3rd harmonic at 60Hz because of the slope of the equal loudness curve.I'll nominate an oldie but goodie
Subwoofer Performance for Accurate Reproduction of Music
Fielder, Louis D.; Benjamin, Eric M
First as a Convention preprint IIRC, then JAES Volume 36 Issue 6 pp. 443-456; June 1988
The basic and very very interesting point is that if a subwoofer cannot reproduce some serious SPLs at the lowest frequencies, you cannot hear it, because it is not loud enough versus Fletcher-Munson. This somewhat implies that small subs are useless for really low bass.
AES papers are not free to non-members.I'm looking to compile a list of what people consider essential AES reading for high fidelity stereo reproduction in the home. The first I plan to start reading is the Welti subwoofer articles (thanks @dallasjustice ), but doing a search there are seven articles just on the first page of my search (with 129 total results).
This is why I'm emphasizing essential reading since my time is limited. Thanks all!
Edit: the Welti sub article that Nyal Mellor linked in one of his blog posts is this one. Nyal's site is a great resource for information. I'll continue to add links as I go through it.
So we should buy amps that have poor shielding and let through a lot of 60 Hz from the power supply?!?A classic paper and yes that is correct. If i recall that paper showed that a 20Hz fundimental at the threshold of audibilty would be subjectivly just as loud as a 7% 3rd harmonic at 60Hz because of the slope of the equal loudness curve.