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by John Borwick

Written by a team of experts, the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook provides a detailed technical reference of all aspects of loudspeakers and headphones: from theory and construction of transducer drive units and enclosures, to such practical matters as construction, applications in rooms, public address, sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and musical instruments. Loudspeaker measurements and subjective evaluation are treated in equal detail and headphones are discussed comprehensively. This third edition takes account of recent significant advances in technology, including: · the latest computer-aided design systems· digital audio processing· new research procedures· the full range of loudspeakers· new user applications. An essential reference source for anyone involved in the audio industryContains information not easily available from any other sourceCovers all aspects of digital signal processing
Download Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook, Third Edition epub
ISBN: 0240515781
ISBN13: 978-0240515786
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: John Borwick
Language: English
Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition (April 10, 2001)
Pages: 736 pages
ePUB size: 1310 kb
FB2 size: 1598 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 544
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The chapter about headphones in the 2nd edition is very valuable. It makes you think why it has been removed from the 3rd edition. There are some computer codes for some calculations in the second edition also. On the other hand this is an updated version in many ways therefore it is still a great book in this area of acoustics.
References of that sort are seldom found. Perhaps not really suited for direct design application, it however provides extremely diverse information and insight into the different technologies for making loudspeakers and ways other components in the audio path interact with them. The bass-reflex principles and passive baffle for example are explained quite precisely and concisely. Surprisingly though, I didn't see a mention of the semi-active baffle, where a short circuited loudspeaker is used as the secondary vibrating body. The chapter on headphones however is unique. I don't know of a better presentation in a book reference format, than this one.