The Design of Active Crossovers
2nd Edition

By Douglas Self

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25 July 2018

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This book deals with the design of active crossovers for multi-way loudspeaker systems. It is, to the best of my knowledge, the first book that concentrates wholly on the subject. It is a unique collection of detailed information on crossover design. It will contain a lot of wholly original information that I have worked out over the last twelve months. A detailed synopsis of the chapter contents is given below.

The book comprises about 580 pages; that is a lot of information.

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I try to make sure everything I write is wholly free from errors. I fail. There are some typos which are listed here: Errata


Chapter    1:	Active crossover basics					
Chapter    2: 	How loudspeakers work					  
Chapter    3: 	Crossover requirements					  
Chapter    4: 	Crossover types						
Chapter    5: 	Notch crossovers						  
Chapter    6: 	Subtractive crossovers

Chapter    7: 	Lowpass and highpass  filter characteristics	
Chapter    8: 	Designing lowpass filters: Sallen & Key		
Chapter    9:   	Designing highpass filters: Sallen & Key
Chapter   10:  	Other lowpass & highpass filters
Chapter   11:  	Lowpass & highpass filter performance
Chapter   12: 	Bandpass & Notch Filters

Chapter   13: 	Time-delay Filters						
Chapter   14: 	Equalisation	

Chapter   15:  	Passive components for active crossovers		
Chapter   16:	Opamps for active crossovers

Chapter   17: 	Crossover system design				
Chapter   18:	Subwoofers and their crossovers
Chapter   19: 	Motional feedback loudspeakers
Chapter   20: 	Line Inputs							
Chapter   21: 	Line Outputs						  
Chapter   22:	Power supply design					  
Chapter   23:	An active crossover design

Appendix 1:  	Crossover design references	
Appendix 2:  	US crossover patents					   
Appendix 3:  	Crossover and loudspeaker articles in WW/EW	   
Appendix 4:  	Loudspeaker design references	
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