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The Art of Sound Reproduction

1st Edition

By John Watkinson


574 pages

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Paperback: 9780240515120
pub: 1998-03-05
Hardback: 9781138412705
pub: 2017-08-02

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Designed to make life a little easier by providing all the theoretical background necessary to understand sound reproduction, backed up with practical examples. Specialist terms - both musical and physical - are defined as they occur and plain English is used throughout. Analog and digital audio are considered as alternatives, and the advantages of both are stressed.

Audio is only as good as the transducers employed, and consequently microphone and loudspeaker technology also feature heavily - making this the most comprehensive, up-to-date text currently available on all aspects of sound reproduction.


'This is one of the most comprehensive and up to date texts on the subject currently available.'
Sound and Communications Systems Journal

'This is a very useful volume in which all subject areas are included and I can recommend it for any sentient engineer's bookshelf.'
Acoustics Bulletin

Table of Contents

Introduction; Audio basics; Sound and psychoacoustics; Sources of sound; Microphones; Loudspeakers and headphones; Stereophony; Digital audio signals; Analog audio recording; Digital recording; Optical discs in audio; Audio editing; Audio signal processing; Sound quality considerations

About the Author

John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Elsevier books, including The Art of DigitalVideo, An Introduction to Digital Video, Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, Television Fundamentals and The Art of the Helicopter.

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