Model for evaluation of power consumption of vented box loudspeakers

Filip Sommer Madsen, Søren Thorsen, Niels Elkjær Iversen, Arnold Knott

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In the design of mobile sound systems an estimation of power consumption must be made in order to choose a battery of appropriate size and cost. However poor methods for power estimation tend to result in large and costly batteries. This paper aims to present a more precise method for estimating power consumption for a vented box sound system. Instead of simplifying a loudspeaker system as a purely ohmic resistance, its mechanical and acoustic parameters are used to create a state space model. Despite deviations at high frequencies, the state space model is at least twice as accurate at estimating the power consumption than simplifying the speaker as a resistor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of AES 142nd Convention
Number of pages10
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event142nd International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 20 May 201723 May 2017


Conference142nd International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention
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Madsen, F. S., Thorsen, S., Iversen, N. E., & Knott, A. (2017). Model for evaluation of power consumption of vented box loudspeakers. In Proceedings of AES 142nd Convention Audio Engineering Society.