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Loudspeaker Design Cookbook 8th Edition

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As the title says, the 8th edition of Loudspeaker Design Cookbook is coming out. The reason I am highlighting it is that some of my measurements are included in the update! So support the author if you have any interest in the topic. I have enclosed a pdf with the details.
 

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Congratulations!

I'm not planning on building speakers at the moment but independent-reliable measurements would make the book a LOT more valuable!
 

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Ha. I had that book back in the late 80s in high school. I couldn't live with the idea of randomly throwing a woofer in a box for car stereo and hoping for the best. From it learned things like thiel-small parameters, QTC of enclosures, isobaric enclosures, compound isobarics, 4th order bandpass, and 6th order bandpass enclosures and would build them for friends so they could have things like small enclosures that left the car usable, but still sounded good (keep in mind this was right as long travel, small enclosure woofers were finally coming out).
 

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It is a good book and anyone not already familiar & into DIY ought to check out Voice Coil Magazine/Audioxpress.
The author is the main guy there. The print copy of Voice Coil is kinda fun. It is an add supported industry mag, the driver testing is quite detailed and sometimes speakers are Klippel NFS tested.
 

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Yeah, I think I have the 2nd or 3rd edition. I also used the T_S parameters to help people build car and truck subs. Heck probably 2 dozen people did that off of my using that book. Everyone super satisfied. I know there were a couple oddball Radio Shack dual voice-coil woofers that happened to fit into a reasonable size box with outsized performance. I designed them for a Q of 1.1 and everyone was happy. Of course my own was more refined built for a Q of .7 like it should be. :)
 

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As the title says, the 8th edition of Loudspeaker Design Cookbook is coming out. The reason I am highlighting it is that some of my measurements are included in the update! So support the author if you have any interest in the topic. I have enclosed a pdf with the details.
Who is the author?
 

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As the title says, the 8th edition of Loudspeaker Design Cookbook is coming out. The reason I am highlighting it is that some of my measurements are included in the update! So support the author if you have any interest in the topic. I have enclosed a pdf with the details.
Thank you very much for the heads-up. I just ordered a copy.

@egellings , the author is Vance Dickason.
 

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Takes me back - in the 90s I borrowed a copy of this and used it to design a couple of speakers. Neither was that great but it was a good way to get some real knowledge and have some fun.
 

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Ordered. I'd brag about how early my original version is but I can't find it. :) Use the link and discount code in the PDF to save a fair amount of $$$.
 

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Ordered. I'd brag about how early my original version is but I can't find it. :) Use the link and discount code in the PDF to save a fair amount of $$$.
Yup. Saved me $25.
 

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Useful reference but unless they added an index would not buy in print...

Pretty shameful for the price that a modern document that is not available in electronic media! :oops:
 
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Is this proof that great minds think alike? :p

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