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Loudspeaker Designer's Selection Guide Index
Tuesday, 09-Sep-2008, 20:56:19 GMT
Last modified: 25-Mar-2007, 19:49:49 GMT

Introduction Discusses general considerations and system design fundamentals.
Section 1 Discusses the different types of drivers.
Section 2 Discusses specific hi-fi driver vendors of conventional drivers (more on this in Sections 7 & 12 below) and their products. Also discusses large vs. small vendors.
Section 3 Discusses vendors of full-range and wide-range drivers (more on this in Section 8 below) and their products.
Section 4 Discusses vendors of unconventional (planar, bending wave, etc.) drivers (more on this in Section 1 and Section 9 below) and their products.
Section 5 Discusses vendors of horn tweeters (more on this in Section 10 below) and their products.
Section 6 Discusses vendors of compression drivers and horn/lens assemblies, and coax woofers (more on this in Section 11 below) and their products.
Section 7 Summarizes recommended conventional drivers ranked by cost.
Section 8 Summarizes recommended full/wide-range drivers ranked by cost.
Section 9 Summarizes recommended unconventional (planar, bending wave, etc.) drivers and their products.
Section 10 Summarizes recommended horn tweeters.
Section 11 Summarizes recommended compression drivers and coax woofers.
Section 12 Summary of technical specs.
Section 13 A brief section on passive radiators and suppliers.
Section 14 A list of popular drivers used in audiophile systems.
Section 15 A list of popular drivers used in available system kits.
Section 16 A list of recommended system kits.
Section 17 A list of commercially available prefabricated enclosures and custom builders.
Appendix A A discussion of loudspeaker design principles.
Appendix B Discusses materials technology.
Appendix C A summary of recommended speaker design software packages.
Appendix D A summary of available electronics, including active filter and amplifier modules, and dedicated subwoofer amps. Also includes technical terms and basics of amplifiers and filters.
Appendix E A discussion of passive crossover components.
Appendix F A list of distributor and vendor URL's.
Appendix G A list of other speaker-related URL's.
Appendix H A bibliography for further study.


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