Introductory concepts and definitions
Fundamentals of Acoustics
An introduction to the fundamentals of acoustics. Pressure, particle
velocity, volume velocity, intensity, diffraction, reflection. Plane
wave and spherical solutions to the wave equation.
Electro Acoustical Analogous Circuits
Development of analogous circuits for acoustic sources and elements.
Plane wave tubes, acoustic resistance, acoustic mass, and acoustic
compliance. Analogous circuits for radiation impedances.
Electro Mechanical Analogous Circuits
Development of analogous circuits for mechanical sources and elements.
Mobility and impedance analogs. Transducer analogous circuits.
Microphone classifications, analogous circuits, pressure microphones,
pressure gradient microphones, combination microphones, SPICE simulations
of microphones, promximity effect.
Moving Coil Loudspeaker Drivers
Direct radiator loudspeaker driver construction and modeling. Analogous
circuit, pressure response, radiated power, small-signal parameters.
Loudspeaker Driver Parameter Measurements
Methods for the measurement of small-signal loudspeaker parameters.
Closed Box Loudspeaker Systems
The analysis and design of closed-box direct-radiator loudspeaker
systems. SPICE simulations.
Vented Box Loudspeaker Systems
The analaysis and design of vented-box direct-radiator loudspeaker
systems. Applications of network synthesis to vented-box design. SPICE
Analysis and design of passive and active loudspeaker crossover networks.
Effects of loudspeaker phase response on crossover network design. SPICE
Solutions to the Webster horn equation. Exponential, conical,
parabolic, and hyperbolic horns. Analogous circuits for horns and horn
driving units. Frequency response.
Audio Power Amplifiers
Concepts of feedback amplifier design. Stability, frequency compensation,
circuit topologies, gain-bandwidth and slew-rate relationship, power
supply decoupling and grounding, protection circuits.