Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide, offering the tools and understanding needed to cut out the guesswork from loudspeaker choice and set-up.
Philip Newell and Keith Holland, with the assistance of Sergio Castro and Julius Newell, combine their years of experience in the design, application, and use of loudspeakers to cover a range of topics from drivers, cabinets, and crossovers, to amplifiers, cables, and surround sound. Whether using loudspeakers in a recording studio, mastering facility, broadcasting studio, film post-production facility, home, or musician’s studio, or if you simply aspire to improve your music-production system this book will help you make the right decisions.
This new edition provides significant updates on the topics of digital control, calibration, and cinema loudspeaker systems.
"If electro-acoustics happens to be a subject you wish you understood more, or if before a speaker purchase you'd like to be better informed, there is, as far as I'm aware, absolutely no better place to start." - Phil Ward, Sound on Sound
"This new edition finds the book continuing in its place […] as one of the essential reference books on loudspeakers." - Mark Gander, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
1. What Is a Loudspeaker?
2. Diversity of Design
3. Loudspeaker Cabinets
6. Amplifiers and Loudspeaker Cables - A General Review
7. Loudspeaker Behaviour in Rooms
8. Form Follows Function
9. Subjective and Objective Assessment
10. The Mix, the Music and the Monitors - The Instability of Perception
11. Low Frequency and Transient-Response Dilemmas
12. The Challenges of Surround Sound
13. Loudspeakers for Cinema Soundtrack Mixing
14. What to Measure: And Why - The Influence of Advanced Measurement and Psychoacoustic Concepts on Loudspeaker Design
Glossary of Terms