Sound System Engineering / Edition 3

Sound System Engineering / Edition 3

by Don Davis, Eugene Patronis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240808304

ISBN-13: 9780240808307

Pub. Date: 08/18/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sound System Engineering Third Edition is a complete revision and expansion of the former work.
Written by two leading authorities in the field of audio engineering, this highly respected guide covers the fundamentals necessary for the understanding of today's systems as well as for those systems yet to come.

The space formerly occupied by outdated

Overview

Sound System Engineering Third Edition is a complete revision and expansion of the former work.
Written by two leading authorities in the field of audio engineering, this highly respected guide covers the fundamentals necessary for the understanding of today's systems as well as for those systems yet to come.

The space formerly occupied by outdated photographs of manufacturers' product and of older system installations has now been filled with new measurements and discussions of the measurement process.
The "Mathematics for Audio” chapter has been expanded to include the mathematics of phasors. The "Interfacing Electrical and Acoustic Systems” chapter has a completely new section covering the analysis of alternating current circuits. Additionally, system gain structure is now treated by both the available input power method and the voltage only method, complete with illustrations of each. All chapters dealing with loudspeaker directivity and coverage, the acoustic environment, room acoustics, speech intelligibility, and acoustic gain appear in up to date versions. In addition there is new material on signal delay and synchronization and equalization. There are completely new chapters on microphones, loudspeakers and loudspeaker arrays including line arrays with steering and beam-width control, and signal processing, both analog and digital.
The book runs the gamut of sound system design from the simplest all-analog paging system to the largest multipurpose digital systems.

In writing this third edition, the authors kept in mind the needs of sound system installers, sound system service technicians, and sound system designers. All three groups will find the material to be useful for everyday work as well as beneficial in the furtherance of their overall audio education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240808307
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why Sound System Engineering?

Chapter 2 Voices Out of the Past

Chapter 3 Sound and Our Brain

Chapter 4 Psychoacoustics

Chapter 5 Digital Theory

Chapter 6 Mathematics for Audio Systems

Chapter 7 Using the Decibel

Chapter 8 Interfacing Electrical and Acoustic Systems

Chapter 9 Loudspeaker Directivity and Coverage

Chapter 10 The Acoustic Enviroment

Chapter 11 Audio and Acoustic Measurements

Chapter 12 Large Room Acoustics

Chapter 13 Small Room Acoustics

Chapter 14 Designing for Acoustic Gain

Chapter 15 Designing for Speech Intelligibility

Chapter 16 What is Waving and Why

Chapter 17 Microphones

Chapter 18 Loudspeakers and Loudspeaker Arrays

Chapter 19 Power Ratings for Amplifiers and Loudspeakers

Chapter 20 Computer-Aided System Design

Chapter 21 Signal Delay and Signal Synchronization

Chapter 22 Signal Processing

Chapter 23 Digital Audio Formats and Transports

Chapter 24 Sound System Equalization

Chapter 25 Putting It All Together

Appendix

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