Date

12-2010

Degree Name

BS in Aerospace Engineering

Department

Aerospace Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Eric Mehiel

Abstract

Most subwoofer systems have difficulties producing frequencies in the low end of the hearing spectrum due to the added power requirements and instabilities. Active controls can transform the audio signal without changing physical characteristics and ultimately generating a more impressive audio system. A Linkwitz transform crossover was implemented to extend the low end frequency response of a sealed enclosure. A graphical user interface in MATLAB was written to aid in selection of components, driver and enclosure volume. The circuit board was built and integrated with a home theater system inside of a couch and tested with a Real Time Analyzer. The Linkwitz crossover was shown to extend the frequency response, transient response and improve the subwoofer system while reducing the required enclosure volume.

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