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Sound System Engineering
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Long considered one of the key books on the well-informed audio engineer’s shelf, Sound System Engineering provides an accurate, complete, and concise tool for all those involved in designing, implementing, and testing sound reinforcement systems. This new fourth edition includes eight new chapters leading the reader through both cutting-edge topics―e.g., IBM’s proposed thought-controlled sound system―and solid basics, such as loudspeaker specifications, wave equations, and digital audio.Topics covered include:
- Psychoacoustics and how the brain processes sound
- Digital theory
- Mathematics for audio systems
- Using the decibel
- Interfacing electrical and acoustical systems
- Audio and acoustic measurements
- Large room and small room acoustics
- Designing for acoustic gain
- Designing for speech intelligibility
- Wave equations
- Loudspeakers, loudspeaker arrays, and loudspeaker directivity
- Power ratings for amplifiers and loudspeakers
- Computer-aided system design
- Signal delay, signal synchronization, and signal processing
- Sound system equalization
- Amazon Sales Rank: #563547 in Books
- Published on: 2013-03-08
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.40" w x 7.00" l, 2.85 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 648 pages
From the Back Cover
Long considered the only book an audio engineer needs on their shelf, Sound System Engineering provides an accurate, complete and concise tool for all those involved in sound system engineering. Fully updated on the design, implementation and testing of sound reinforcement systems this great reference is a necessary addition to any audio engineering library. Packed with revised material, numerous illustrations and useful appendices, this is a concentrated capsule of knowledge and industry standard that runs the complete range of sound system design from the simplest all-analog paging systems to the largest multipurpose digital systems.
Written by two leading authorities in the field of audio engineering, this highly respected guide covers the basic principals necessary for the understanding of today's systems as well as for those systems yet to come.
About the Author
Don Davis and his wife, Carolyn, founded Synergetic Audio Concepts in 1972. Don and Carolyn are both Fellows of the Audio Engineering Society. Don is a senior member of the IEEE and a gold member of the Acoustical Society of America. Don and Carolyn received dual lifetime achievement awards from NSCA, the Adele De Berri Pioneers of Audio award from InfoComm International, and the USITT Harold Burris-Myer Distinguished Career in Sound Design Award. Both Don and Carolyn were recipients of Indiana’s highest citizen award from the Governor when they were made Sagamore of the Wabash for their contributions to education.
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great Reference In Hardbound Version
This is a great reference book with practical information along with formulas & technical information. I made the mistake of buying the Kindle edition first, but it just reinforced that Kindle editions of technical books that have charts, formulas, and cross references that you need to refer back and forth to are not a good idea. I then bought the hardbound edition and I love it. If you're serious about using this book to learn from and keep as a reference, then buy the hardbound version, not the Kindle version.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Outstanding. Still the best audio book ever.
By Amazon Customer
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
A very comprehensive book.