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Cabinet Filtering

The distortion output signal is often further filtered by an amplifier cabinet filter, representing the enclosure, driver responses, etc. It is straightforward to measure the impulse response (or frequency response) of a speaker cabinet and fit it with a recursive digital filter design function such as invfreqz in matlab8.6.4). Individual speakers generally have one major resonance--the ``cone resonance''--which is determined by the mass, compliance, and damping of the driver subassembly. The enclosing cabinet introduces many more resonances in the audio range, generally tuned to even out the overall response as much as possible.

Faust software implementing an idealized speaker filter may be found in [456].

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``Physical Audio Signal Processing'', by Julius O. Smith III, W3K Publishing, 2010, ISBN 978-0-9745607-2-4
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