Back to Basics Audio

Back to Basics Audio

by Julian Nathan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750699671

ISBN-13: 9780750699679

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Back to Basics Audio is a thorough, yet approachable handbook on audio electronics theory and equipment. The first part of the book discusses electrical and audio principles. Those principles form a basis for understanding the operation of equipment and systems, covered in the second section. Finally, the author addresses planning and installation of a home audio

Overview

Back to Basics Audio is a thorough, yet approachable handbook on audio electronics theory and equipment. The first part of the book discusses electrical and audio principles. Those principles form a basis for understanding the operation of equipment and systems, covered in the second section. Finally, the author addresses planning and installation of a home audio system.

Julian Nathan joined the audio service and manufacturing industry in 1954 and moved into motion picture engineering and production in 1960.
He installed and operated recording theaters in Sydney, Australia,
and set up similar facilities in Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. Later he spent several years in cinema installation and service including audio visual theaters and government sound systems, then worked in the hi-fi- and professional sound equipment markets. His particular interest is home theater. He makes his home in New South Wales, Australia.

Notes on home theater systems, speaker placement and calibration
System planning, diagram analysis, and signal processing
Easy introduction to practical audio, acoustics, and electrical theory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750699679
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Electrical Principles; Meters and Electrical Measurements; The Environment of Power Amplifiers; Sound Waves and Decibels; Transfer Characteristic and Networks; Speakers; System Analysis by Block Diagram; Mixers; Acoustics; Audio Wiring; Transformers; Control Systems; solder and Assembly Methods; Installation Planning; Home Theater; Appendices: Working with Formulae, Symbols Used in Diagrams, Making a High-Gain Video Screen, Estimating Power to Speakers; Glossary & Index

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