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Suggested Reading

We are often asked for a "suggested reading list" by those who want to delve deeper into speaker box design. The following list should serve as a good starting point. Please let us know if you discover an important "must read" source that you'd like us add to this list.


Beginner-Level Reading

Book: Designing, Building & Testing Your Own Speaker System by David B. Weems.
Pennsylvania: Tab Books Inc. (McGraw-Hill, Inc.), 1981, 1990 (revised edition)

Book: How to Build Speaker Enclosures by A. Badmaieff and D. David
Indiana: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., 1966


Intermediate-Level Reading

Book: The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook, 5th Edition by Vance Dickason
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Press, 1995

Book: Advanced Speaker Designs for the Hobbyist and Technician by Ray Alden
Indiana: Prompt Publications (Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc.), 1995

Book: High Performance Loudspeakers, 5th Edition by Martin Colloms
England: John Wiley & Sons, 1997

Chapter: "Loudspeakers, Enclosures, and Headphones" by Clifford A. Henricksen
Book: Handbook for Sound Engineers
Indiana: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., 1987


Advanced-Level Reading

Book: Loudspeakers, An Anthology, Volume 1, 2nd Edition
(Vol. 1 – Vol. 25 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society)
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 1980

Book: Loudspeakers, An Anthology, Volume 2
(Vol. 26 – Vol. 31 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society)
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 1984

Book: Theory and Design of Loudspeaker Enclosures by J.E. Benson
Indiana: Synergetic Audio Concepts, 1993

Book: Testing Loudspeakers, 1st Edition by Joseph D’Appolito
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Press, 1998


Additional References

Article: "Thiele, Small & Vented Loudspeaker Design: Parts I–IV" by Robert M. Bullock III
Magazine: Issues Four/80 through Three/81 of Speaker Builder
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Publications, 1980-81

Article: "Double Chamber Speaker Enclosure" by George L. Augspurger
Magazine: Dec. Issue/1961 of Electronics World Magazine
Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1961

Article: "New Guidelines for Vented-Box Construction" by George L. Augspurger
Magazine: Issue Two/91 of Speaker Builder
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Publications, 1991

Article: "The Third Dimension: Symmetrically Loaded, Part 1" by Jean Margerand
Magazine: Issue Six/88 of Speaker Builder
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Publications, 1988

Article: "Passive Crossover Networks: Parts 1–3" by Robert M. Bullock III
Magazine: Issues One/85–Three/85 of Speaker Builder
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Publications, 1985

Paper: "A Bandpass Loudspeaker Enclosure" by L.R. Fincham
Preprint 1512 presented at the 63rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (Abstracts), Vol. 27, p. 600 (1979 July/Aug.)

Paper: "An Introduction to Band-Pass Loudspeaker Systems" by Earl R. Geddes
Publication: Vol. 37, No. 5 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 1989

Paper: "Impedance Analysis of Subwoofer Systems" by Arthur P. Berkhoff
Publication: Vol. 42, No. 1/2 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 1994

Paper: "Passive-Radiator Loudspeaker Systems Part 1: Analysis" by Richard H. Small
Publication: Vol. 22, No. 8 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 1974

Paper: "Passive-Radiator Loudspeaker Systems Part 2: Synthesis" by Richard H. Small
Publication: Vol. 22, No. 9 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 1974

Article: "Matching Driver Efficiencies" by John I. Lipp
Magazine: Issue Five/93 of Speaker Builder
New Hampshire: Audio Amateur Publications, 1993

Paper: "Complete Response Function and System Parameters for Loudspeaker with Passive Radiator" by Douglas Hurlburt
Publication: Vol. 48, No. 3 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
New York: Audio Engineering Society, 2000

 

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