I haven’t posted in a while, as other projects have kept me busy, but it’s time to return to this long journey. These pages have actually covered a lot of territory, but the end goal is still a bit in the distance. And the goal remains the same: developing the hardware and software that we need for easy-to-use and easy-to-DIY multiway active loudspeakers.
The focus of the articles and projects so far has been on 2-way and 3-way designs, where the DSP is an ADAU1701 controlled via a cell phone app. These designs have allowed exploring emerging hardware and newer chip-level systems that are essential building blocks for scalable multi-way active speakers. Also, we now have some reasonably effective software that can be used to take the next steps. Given where we are now, it is possible to map out the next steps in this journey. There will be new articles in the upcoming “Next-Gen” articles to address each of the following areas, starting with an overview of projects to come: