Dividing Networks and Systems Concepts

  • John M. Eargle


Loudspeaker engineers may generally agree on what is or is not a good loudspeaker, but they may argue at length on the relative importance of the attributes that define a good loudspeaker. Often, the refinement of one performance attribute comes at the expense of another, and there are economic trade-offs in the world of commerce. There are many design variables that must be dealt with, and in this chapter we will cover systems concepts, details of dividing network topology and design, off-axis lobing, or interference, problems, baffle layout and enclosure edge treatment.


System Concept Crossover Frequency Power Response Division Figure Divide Network 
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