Loud Speakers: Theory, Performance, Testing and Design

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PERUSAL of recently published textbooks on acoustical matters reveals that the major problems associated with the design and operation of reproducing equipment are dismissed with provoking brevity, or politely ignored. It is a source of some wonder that until now this subject of such vital concern to all designers of wireless receivers should have the singular distinction of being overlooked by the vigorous band of technical authors. Yet such is the case with but trivial exceptions. However, in this third and massive volume of the Oxford Engineering Science Series, Dr. McLachlan has dealt with the broad subject of loud speakers in a fresh and thoroughgoing manner. The treatment of the multifarious topics has been as mathematical as the themes allow, arid on the theoretical side is strikingly complete. The author has been such a prolific contributor to the knowledge of the subject himself that we have good grounds for expecting the information to be up to date and authoritative.

Loud Speakers: Theory, Performance, Testing and Design.

By Dr. N. W. McLachlan. (Oxford Engineering Science Series.) Pp. xii + 399. (Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1934.) 40s. net.

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OLIVER, D. Loud Speakers: Theory, Performance, Testing and Design . Nature 134, 119–121 (1934). https://doi.org/10.1038/134119a0

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