-Read our tutorial articles to get a detailed picture of what hifi
speaker design is all about.
-Browse the list of loudspeaker manufacturer websites and use
our database of downloadable loudspeaker datasheets to select
-Choose the right design software that suits you best to
calculate your enclosure dimensions and buy everything
you need from a retail shop.
-Assemble your crossover-less speaker and let your lab equipment
(or measurement software) acquire the necessary response
measurements. Use your crossover design software to decide a
crossover network that fits your acoustical targets.
-Browse the list of component manufacturer websites and buy all the
-Use a suitable pcb and your soldering equipment to conclude
your crossover network implementation.
-If you get addicted to hifi speaker design you can try to
broaden your technical background by consulting our
book review section and -why not- browsing the
journals of the existing audio societies.
-You can also get closer to audio enthusiasts' community
through our list of worldwide audio websites,
web-magazines and discussion fora.
Generally speaking loudspeaker datasheets can be found everywhere in the internet. Manufacturers provide detailed specs in their websites. However when it comes to real-life design a DIY-er will encounter what the law of Murphy states: 'Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong'.
A company 'A' may well go out of business and its website too. When an 'A' driver becomes faulty replacement with a driver from brand 'B' can only be based on specification matching. A couple of years are enough for all 'A' datasheets to be unavailable.
Most speaker system DIY websites and discussion fora include priceless links to loudspeaker spec files in pdf format. In most cases these links point to official manufacturer sites. When the latter get restructured these links become useless.
For all these reasons (and some more to be discovered yet unspoken) we took the hard way of collecting any sort of specification paper for older and current loudspeakers and maintain them in our webserver. In many cases only a part of the necessary specs can be found in a datasheet file. For this we prefer to keep several documents for the same loudspeaker brand even if their contents address the same driver models.