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Target Modes in Moving Assemblies of Compression Drivers and Other Speakers

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The paper deals how to find the important modes in a moving assembly of compression drivers and other loudspeakers. Dynamic importance is an essential tool for those who work on modal analysis of systems with many degrees of freedom and complex structures. The important modes calculation or measurement in moving assemblies is an objective (absolute) method to find the relevant modes which acts on the dynamics of these transducers. Paper deals about axial modes and breath modes which are basic for loudspeakers. The model generalized masses and the participation factors are useful tools to find the moving assemblies important modes (target modes). The strain energy of the moving assembly, which represents the amount of available potential energy, is essential as well.

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