Journal Forum

Sound Board: High-Resolution Audio - October 2015

Synchronized Swept-Sine: Theory, Application, and Implementation - October 2015

Effect of Microphone Number and Positioning on the Average of Frequency Responses in Cinema Calibration - October 2015
1 comment

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Overheat Protection Circuits for Moving-Coil Loudspeakers

Document Thumbnail

Voice-coil overheating is a main reason for loudspeaker damage and failure. It is shown that the voice-coil temperature depends linearly on the so called -moving power.- Knowing the basic thermal parameters of a moving-coil loudspeaker, its isothermal diagram can be determined in a Power-Time domain, defining the -Safe Operating Area- of the loudspeaker. It is clear that the protection circuit should maintain the input signal level within the safe Power-Time limit. The effectiveness of existing protection circuits have been estimated, and some new protection circuits for active and passive loudspeakers, are presented.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper 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 $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society