Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual, With Projects

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9780071574891: Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual, With Projects

Electronics expert David Weems has compiled another winner in his series of audio project books. This book features custom project ideas and many new designs using speakers from all of the major manufacturers. Do-it-yourselfer speaker builders will find all the information they need to produce top-notch sound. But any audiophile-whether building a speaker or not-will appreciate Weems' tips on purchasing the right audio equipment and his analysis of the current trends in speaker technology.

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ON THE CD-ROM Files for all project drivers System design software Crossover network design application GREAT SOUND STEREO SPEAKER MANUAL With Projects Second Edition Professional-Quality Speakers-- 6 Complete Computer-Aided Projects Speakers make the stereo system, and this manual shows you how you can create the best, from the ground up. This reader-friendly guide puts equipment-enhancing, computer-aided-design techniques within reach of any hobbyist or audiophile for the first time. Clearly and simply, Audio and High Fidelity writers David B. Weems and G. R. Koonce show you how to assemble speakers that match your needs, your space, your budget, and your ear. Featuring six completed projects, with lucid illustrated instructions for modifying and testing designs, along with 24 proposed projects, Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual shows you how to: Understand the ins and outs of speaker systems. Save hundreds of dollars by building your own peak-performance, high-end stereo speakers. Design and build professional-quality speakers customized to your tastes and budget, step by step. Anticipate or correct problems with computer modeling techniques. Tame peaks and dead spots with computer-aided component selection and modification. Design and construct an optimal crossover network. Build and mount enclosures for all types of speakers. Tweak your system with professional tips for the best possible sound. You need not be an audio engineer to use this book, although audio engineers will use it. Weems and Koonce wrote Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual so that even complete novices could design and build their own high-quality speakers. Complete with lists of needed parts, it takes you step by step through the process, starting at the very beginning. And even if you intend to buy high-end speakers off the shelf, Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual belongs on your reading list. It will give you what you need to become an informed speaker purchaser, one who gets real value for the dollar.

About the Author:

David B. Weems is an acknowledged expert in speaker systems and speaker enclosures. He has written several books, including all four editions of Designing, Building, and Testing Your Own Speaker Systems—with Projects and the first edition of this volume. Weems also has contributed numerous articles on speaker systems to such widely read electronics publications as Audio, High Fidelity, Popular Electronics, Radio Electronics, and Speaker Builder. G. R. Koonce is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and contributes many articles to Speaker Builder magazine.

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