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Sound System Engineering 4e

4th Edition

By Don Davis, Eugene Patronis, Pat Brown

© 2013 – Routledge

632 pages

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Hardback: 9780240818467
pub: 2013-03-08

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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.

Table of Contents

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

11. Microphones

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

About the Authors

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.

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