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Characterization of Nonlinear Port Parameters in Loudspeaker Modeling

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The outputs from ports used in common vented box loudspeakers are not linear with input level. With the goal of developing accurate modeling of vented boxes, a new method for estimation of nonlinear port parameters is shown. Acoustic mass and acoustic resistance parameters change with pressure in the enclosure and velocity in the port. Along with all nonlinear speaker parameters required for modeling, a practical way to characterize the changing acoustic mass and acoustic resistance is presented and tested with measurements. Using the new method, nonlinear port parameters are extracted for multiple box and port types.

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