Now in its sixth edition, this book has been
an invaluable reference for the amateur speaker builder since
1977. Since the third edition, the biggest change in loudspeaker
technology has been in the area of Computer Aided Design (CAD).
This edition, like the fourth edition, has a chapter that specifically
deals with CAD packages and also included many illustrations generated
by LEAP (Loudspeaker Enclosure Analysis Program). Also added to
this edition are two new chapters. The first on the very popular
home theater loudspeakers design, the second on car audio loudspeakers.
Still, with all the changes in technology,
the LDC remains a comprehensive listing of the most widely
accepted design procedures that can be duplicated in a limited
production environment, with a minimal investment in test gear.
Actually, if you have an electronic repair technician willing to
do the testing for you, all you need is a scientific calculator
and some knowledge of high school algebra. Covered in 165 pages are:
1) Closed-Box Low-Frequency Systems
2) Vented-Box Low-Frequency Systems
3) Passive Radiator Low-Frequency Systems
4) Transmission-Line Low-Frequency Systems
5) Cabinet Construction: Shape and Size
6) Mid- and High Frequency Drivers:
Application and enclosures
7) Passive and Active Crossover Networks
8) Loudspeaker Testing
10) Home Theater Loudspeakers
11) Car Audio Loudspeakers
If you are interested in speaker building,
and want only one book to cover the subject, this is it.