Speaker Building 201: A Comprehensive Course in Speaker Design

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ISBN-13: 978-1882580453
ISBN-10: 1882580451
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 153 pages
  • Publisher: Audio Amateur Pubns (January 31, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1882580451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1882580453
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on November 3, 2006
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This book covers from all the different box desgins that have been made and how you can create any type of box for you're home. Having it sound as good or better than a speaker box you would buy at an Audiophile store for $2,000 to $6,000 for a fraction of the price. It also gives you multiple web pages to explore about crossover calculators, box calculators and just other websites of other peoples creations and they show you how they built what they did. Partsexpress is one of the websites I did a lot of my purchasing through, they are fast and have a great selection of speaker's and components. They also have a do it yourself page with multiple projects from various people that have submitted their ideas and box designs. All of which you can create the exact same box as they did do to the fact that they give you all the blue prints, crossover design's and other good information. This book will help you understand so many speaker building techniques and the way's it all comes together in the end.

I reccomend this book to all that have a desire in building their own home theater system and reccomend you read many more books on the subject. The more you know the better you will be and the better it will all sound.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By piano man on May 4, 2012
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Excellent fundamentals. OK design criteria - and the formulas are useful to determine suitability of the product using TS parameters before you shell out the precious cash and buy the wrong driver. Formulas might be intimidating for some - find a friend that knows Algebra and try to get through the chapter on closed boxes. Most importantly - try to understand what the answers mean relative to "how it will sound". Certain criteria, groundrules and assumptions are not completely explained. My sense is to recommend the beginner or somewhat inexperienced designer to Dickason's early Design Cookbook, say 3rd or 4th edition (early 90's). Very fundamental, error-free, detailed explanations for all configurations on the basis of Small and Bullocks work with alignment which uses Qts as a primary characteristic to determine suitability of driver for closed or open box. That's the important part - selecting the Woofer and the size of the box to fit. Everything else is tinsel based on how much you want to spend for a tweeter. Re-read the chapter on closed boxes several times, then go to the chapter on Special applications and ignoring the math, read the text explaining D'Appolito 3/2 geometry - its good. Then go to subwoofers if you're into that - not required for normal stereo. The purpose of the book is to teach how to build a speaker with excellent full range response. But if you're a hard rocker, then you'll probably miss a subwoofer - and you can ignore the discussion regarding purity of mid and high range. After you've gained confidence in the math, go to Vented boxes. And after all that, its time to get involved with Crossovers, Crossover optimization, Box construction. There are cheap speakers and crossovers on eBay. Buy the old boxes.Read more ›
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Alan F. Grimes on January 15, 2008
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Parts Express is a very good company but it is not why I paid for this book. This book covers only the most basic single and multiple driver sealed and bass reflex enclosures in a rather cursory manner. The issue of load impedance to the amplifier is mostly ignored, driver placement is only mentioned in a cursory manner. It can be a useful reference for some, it might be sufficient for people who want to just to build something but for someone who really wants to push the envelope, it's just not enough.

The book focuses far too much on Parts Express' current lineup of products and will therefore have a very short shelf-life.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Neville Thiele on June 15, 2006
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This is a great book, however it is by RAY ALDEN and NOT J.B. HALL. Ray Alden has written a previous now out of print book, also quite good, but this one surpasses that one with many many diagrams and explanations about how a speaker works and how to build a really good one.
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By Adriano Lizza on May 5, 2015
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Great book...
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