4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very Little Useful Technical Detail,
This review is from: Designing, Building, and Testing Your Own Speaker System with Projects (Paperback)
While the book has designs which probably work nicely (I have not constructed any) I was hoping to find a dissemination of the AES Journal papers by Small, Thiele and possibly Olson also. However the technical literature is not mentioned much at all. There isn't much teaching in this book. The author gives design tables and so forth with little explanation as to how they were produced or the physical processes that they arise from. In this respect the book is very disappointing. If however you are looking for a 'cookbook' to follow, then this is a good example with nice diagrams and copious detail on construction.
If you also seek a technical appraisal of the design of loudspeaker enclosures try the loudspeaker design cookbook (presently 7th Ed.) by Vance Dickason. While I have read Weams twice, (the second time just to make sure that I couldn't find what I was hoping for) every time I work on loudspeakers LDC will not be far away.