Electroacoustical Engineering Fundamentals: The Dynamic Loudspeaker

  • John Eargle


In this chapter we will develop the basic electro-mechano-acoustical model of the dynamic cone loudspeaker, detailing how the device attains its flat power response passband and reference efficiency. We will also discuss the basic directional properties of cone loudspeakers under several conditions of baffling. A number of assumptions will be made based on the physics of the acoustic wave equation, drawing on primary references in the literature as needed. In the way of terminology, a loudspeaker mechanism is generically referred to as a transducer or as a driver. The term loudspeaker is all-embracing, referring both to drivers and complete systems.


Sound Pressure Level Resonance Curve Directivity Index Acoustic Wave Equation Radiation Impedance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Eargle
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  1. 1.JME Consulting CorporationCanada

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