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Engineering Student's Guide to Loudspeaker Design

There is an increasing demand for audio engineers due to the growing market of "smart" loudspeakers. This presentation will enlighten the student with knowledge on loudspeaker engineering, as well as how to design your own bookshelf speaker. 

Topics discussed will be:

  • Loudspeaker Directivity and the Listening Room
  • Loudspeaker Linearity
  • Design Goals
  • Transducer Design and Selection
  • Thiele-Small Definition and Measurements
  • Transducer Measurements
  • Enclosure Design and Construction
  • Crossover Design
  • System Measurements

Event will be held in Engineering East, Room 128 (20-128).


About Mark Glazer:

Mark Glazer’s interest in accurate audio reproduction started in his early teens. To help pursue his goal of becoming a Loudspeaker Engineer, he obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal.

In 1979, Mark was hired as a Loudspeaker Engineer at Jumetite Labs in Vancouver Canada; makers of high-end loudspeaker systems using corrugated aluminum foil ribbon midrange-tweeters.

After five years as an Electro-Acoustic Engineer in the telecommunications industry, Mark joined Infinity Systems in 1989 as a Loudspeaker Design Engineer. At Infinity he was involved in the engineering the IRS Modulus, Kappa, and Reference, among others, plus many of the brand’s aftermarket auto sound speakers.

In 1996 Mark transferred to Harman’s new high-end loudspeaker division, Revel. For over 21 years, he has held the role of Revel’s Chief Engineer, responsible for the engineering of almost all Revel products, including Ultima, Performa and Concerta loudspeaker lines. 

Currently serving on the Board of Directors for ALMA (Association of Loudspeakers Manufactures and Acoustics)

Earlier Event: February 15
MPU Winter Showcase
Later Event: May 14
AES Five Guys Fundraiser