Sound System Engineering 4e
Focal Press – 2013 – 632 pages
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.
1. Mathematics for Audio Systems
2. Using the decibel
3. Interfacing Electrical and Acoustical Systems
4. Loudspeaker Directivity and Coverage
5. The Acoustic Environment
6. Audio and Acoustic Measurements
7. Large Room Acoustics
8. Small Room Acoustics
9. Designing for Acoustic Gain
10. Designing for Speech Intelligibility
12. Loudspeakers and Loudspeaker Arrays
13. Signal Delay and Signal Synchronization
14. Signal Processing
15. Sound System Equalization
16. Putting it all together and keeping it all together
Appendix 1 Symbols and Abbreviations
Appendix 11 Wiring Practices
Don Davis and his wife, Carolyn, founded Synergetic Audio Concepts in 1972, he later retired in 1995. Don is a Senior member of the IEEE, Fellow of the AES and has received the Heyser Award, Life Time Achievement Award from NSCA and from USITT, Recognition for participation in the Brussels World Fair 1958 from the U.S. Dept. of State, and for the U.S. Exhibition in Moscow in 1959.
Eugene Patronis is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He has also served as an industrial and governmental consultant in the fields of acoustics and electronics.