AES Los Angeles 2014
Product Design Track Event PD14

Saturday, October 11, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm (Room 402 AB)


Product Design: PD14 - Specifying and Selecting Loudspeaker Drivers

Steven Hutt, Eighteen Sound - Reggio Emilia, Italy; Equity Sound Investments - Bloomington, IN, USA

When designing loudspeaker systems, design engineers and product managers have a seemingly infinite number of loudspeaker drivers from which to choose. Understanding LF, MF and HF driver specifications is critical to this task if value of the overall product is to be maximized. This tutorial will focus on achieving a desired sonic envelope in the overall system design by specifying the correct drivers to meet those goals and will help answer the following (and other) questions: 1) What is a loudspeaker specification and how is specification data determined? 2) How does loudspeaker selection affect overall system design? 3) Should loudspeakers be selected from a catalog or custom designed? 4) How does loudspeaker selection and budget affect marketability of a loudspeaker system? 6) How do you compare the performance of different options? 7) What matters most, electrical power in, or sound power out?

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