AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Optimal Design of Loudspeakers with Nonlinear Control

Document Thumbnail

Nonlinear loudspeaker control opens new degrees of freedom in passive driver design. Transducers having a short voice coil overhang are more sensitive and efficient at low amplitudes than transducers using a linear motor. Nonlinear distortion generated at higher amplitudes can actively be compensated by nonlinear control. This paper investigates the behavior of real loudspeakers under control using artificial test signals and music as stimuli. Design criteria are presented for active loudspeaker systems considering SPL target, power consumption, thermal and nonlinear behavior and amplifier requirements.

AES Conference:
Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society