Requirements Specication for Ampliers and Power Supplies in Active Loudspeakers

Henrik Schneider, Lasse Crone Jensen, Lars Press Petersen, Arnold Knott, Michael A. E. Andersen

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This work aims to provide designers with a method to develop a requirements specication for power supplies and ampliers in active loudspeakers. The motivation is to avoid over-sizing and unnecessary cost. A realistic estimation of the power supplied during playback of audio in a given loudspeaker is obtained by considering a wide range of audio source material, loudness normalization of the source material, crossover ltering, driver characteristics as well as a perceived maximum loudness/volume level. The results from analysing a sub-woofer and a woofer reveals the peak power, peak voltage, peak current and apparent power - thus providing a solid foundation for a requirement specication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 137th AES Convention
Number of pages8
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAES 137th Convention - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 9 Oct 201412 Oct 2014


ConferenceAES 137th Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA


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