Sound Systems: Design and Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment, 2nd Edition

By Bob McCarthy, Bob McCarthy

© 2010 – Focal Press

550 pages

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Paperback: 9780240521565
pub: 2009-11-10

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About the Book

In this guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout, McCarthy's unique guide gives you all the newest techniques to ensure perfect sound reinforcement and fulfill design needs.

Outlining how sound is spread over a listening area, looking at the physics of speaker interaction, methods of alignment including mic placement, equalization, speaker placement and acoustic treatment, and now including case studies offering real world examples to fully explore different principals discussed, this book provides the definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization.


"Pro Audio needs more tools like this, well thought out, well researched and well written, a valuable tool!"--Sam Berkow, SIA Acoustics

"Writing a meaningful book on live sound loudspeaker system measurement & optimization is perhaps one the most daunting tasks. Bob McCarthy has accomplished this and provides very detailed guidelines for those of us who are involved in the design and commissioning of live sound loudspeaker systems."--Tom Young, Electroacoustic Design Services

Table of Contents

Transmission, Summation, Evaluation, Prediction ,Variation, Specification, Array design procedures , Examination, Verification, Calibration, Case Studies

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