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G.R. Koonce, RIP

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G.R. Koonce, who wrote numerous educational articles on loudspeaker design and measurement in Audio Amateur, Speaker Builder, and AudioXpress, passed away this week. I never had a chance to meet him in person, but the clarity and depth of his articles guided a lot of us through some difficult learning processes and made me feel like I knew him.

Please join me in raising a glass to his memory and acknowledging his wonderful contributions to this great avocation.
 

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Yes read many articles by the venerable Mr. Koonce. His knack for explaining ideas was special.
 

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May he Rest In Peace.
I didn’t know about him until this thread
Can someone point me toward some of his articles? TIA.
 
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There's likely a master index to Speaker Builder articles online somewhere. Grabbing an issue off my bookshelf at random (it was Issue 5 from 1990), the first article I saw was "Crossovers for the Novice," a great tutorial explaining issues like crossover slopes and orders, impedance correction, and driver integration. Straightforward, accessible, accurate.
 
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