This one is a VERY loaded question, I know...
I'm looking to build some cheap speakers with some odds and ends in my shop, and looked around the web at different methods for figuring the best cabinet and crossover designs.
What I found was an overwhelming plethora of softwares at various prices and each following different 'schools' of speaker design, online Java apps, whitepapers full of algebra, software packages ranging from freeware to thousands of dollars, you name it, but nothing I found actually useful.
If you're an audiophile, you know what I'm talking about, and will probably cringe at what I'm asking for.
What I want is some kind of software or even basic mathematical models in which I can ignore the technical details that I have no way of knowing, like every last Thiele-Small paramater, Flux Capacitance, Ad Nauseum, etc.
All I need is a ballpark figure for how big to make the enclosure and a general idea of what frequency to cut the crossover and I can take the lumps from there, but I KNOW the speaker design professionals would be all over my case for even considering such a thing.
Can you help?