If you can design a passive or active 2-way speaker system, with the introduction of A, B, C, Dipole you can build a dipole
speaker system using conventional drivers. A, B, C, Dipole is a full featured hypertext "How to" design guide with
accompanying Excel based tool kit, that walks you through the complete design of a 3 - way, dipole speaker system. The
system can be designed as either a hybrid, bi-amplified system using an active crossover between the woofer and
midrange/tweeter panel, and a passive midrange/tweeter crossover, or as a fully active, 3-way system requiring tri-amplification.
However, even if you desire to build a fully passive dipole speaker there is a wealth of information in the Guide to assist you.
The guide includes a proprietary dipole baffle simulation tool, accessed through the Excel tool. The Excel tool kit allows
evaluation of midrange and low frequency drivers for dipole use, estimation of the baffled driver response, H and U - frame
woofer evaluation, and the complete design of the active circuits required for dipole equalization and the woofer to midrange
active crossover, including component value calculation for a standardize circuit topology. With the guide, the Excel tool kit, your
favorite speaker design CAD and measurement software all that remains is to design the passive or active midrange to tweeter
crossover as would be done for any conventional 2-ways speaker system. The guide provides background on dipole operation
and theory as well as a step by step design example. Even if you have only passing interest in dipole speaker based on
conventional drivers, you shouldn't be without A, B, C, Dipole.
A complete table of contents, several screen shots, and system requirements are presented below. Due to continued updates to
the MicroSoft Office suite and the introduction of newer operating systems the complete dipole design guide with Excel tool kit
and baffle simulation tool is available from Music and Design free of charge. However, it is possible that the Excel tool may not
operate properly on newer versions of Excel.