Live Sound Reinforcement / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 08/01/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.50
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 84%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (25) from $4.50   
  • New (9) from $17.47   
  • Used (16) from $4.50   


Get ready to learn live sound reinforcement using the best-selling title on the subject available! The simple language, detailed illustrations, and concrete examples in this book are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users. "Live Sound Reinforcement" outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns. Topics include microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780918371072
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Series: Mix Pro Audio Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 385,629
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.91 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Hunter Stark has been involved in professional audio since the late 1970's. He started out designing custom loudspeaker systems and operating systems for live performances at a time when then-existing commercial systems could not live up to the demands of increasingly larger audiences with increasingly discerning ears. In the 1980's and 90's he was active in providing audio, staging and lighting services to a wide variety of performance events in clubs, theaters, outdoor events and more recently houses of worship in the eastern United States. Throughout his career Stark found a repeated need for presenting plain-English explanations of how sound systems worked, particularly for aspiring engineers struggling with important concepts of physics and sound properties. He translated his years of working experience and knowledge into print with the first edition of Live Sound Reinforcement, later released in 1996 by MixBooks. After years of working in the sound system and engineering business, Stark attended law school and worked with several Internet ventures. Today he is a sound system consultant in the Washington, DC area where he currently resides.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Sound Reinforcement System Basics The Nature of Sound Hearing and Basic Psychoacoustics Audio Measurement Terms and Concepts Microphones Equalizers Mixers Other Signal Processing and Effects Loudspeakers and Crossovers Power Amplifiers and Impedance concerns General System Considerations Speech Reinforcement Music Reinforcement Concert Systems Stage Monitor Systems System Wiring The Engineer as Artist

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2000

    You need info.? Well here it is!

    Are you tired of having to constantly rely on the 'not so sure' reccomendations of others? Are you taking a chance on the information you obtained from others? Would you like to be independent from always having to contact engineers for the last minute question you forgot to ask? Well now you can feel confident in yourself! This book has helped me in more ways than you can imagine, and I only thought that I knew about sound reinforcement till I read this wonderful book. Now, I feel that confidence that the pros have! This book contains information on almost every aspect of sound reinforcement available on the market. This book is not only great for the beginner trying to teach themself, but is phanominal to the pro also. I've been in and around all levels of the music field and never have i come across such a wealth of information that this publication has given me! Just give it a try and I know you wont't be sorry that you did. From the fundamentals and theorys of sound waves, to the finished products. From the proper speaker placements, to the placement of microphones. This book explains everything about Sound Reinforcement! I bought a copy, read it, showed it to my friends in music, and now all of them are buying their own copies of this book. Buying this book was the best investment that I could have made. For those people out there who think that they know everything about sound? Well, now you can know everything simply by obtaining your personal copy for on the road, or at home. Give it a try and I know that you wont be disappointed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)