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Audio Systems Design and Installation - Original Edition Reprint

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This is the original edition of Audio Systems Design and Installation by Philip Giddings, P. Eng., republished for the first time in over 10 years!

As an audio system engineer or designer, you must understand the reasons for safe grounding, complete interconnection, and adequate ""€” or exceptional ""€” electronic housing. All three are given special attention in this book, including proven advice on cables, connectors, and electrical wiring. Uninformed specialists sometimes solve problems with techniques that compromise the safety and reliability of the system. That's why this book is so important. Audio Systems Design and Installation focuses on showing you how to solve design problems correctly, avoid costly mistakes, and add performance to your design and construction. Plus, this book demonstrates how to follow professional standards in developing audio systems so you can achieve harmony with safety and a vastly improved system design.

Originally published by Howard W. Sams/Focal Press, Audio Systems Design and Installation provides complete details on:

Power and Ground Systems

  1. Grounded Power Systems
  2. Technical Power Systems
  3. Earth Connection


  1. Interconnection Principles
  2. Patching Systems

Cables, Connectors, and Wiring

  1. Wire and Cable Construction
  2. Cable Preparation
  3. Assembly, Outboard, and Central Equipment Wiring

Housing Electronic Equipment

  1. The Equipment Rack Standard
  2. Rack Layouts
  3. AC Power, Grounding, and Cooling ""©2013 574 pages

Philip Giddings launched his career in audio and AV over three decades ago after completion of a degree in Electrical Engineering at McGill University. Starting out as a project engineer for sound contracting firms, he early on identified gaps in many areas of the industry""€™s technical understanding. As a result, he researched and documented several areas he felt needed further insight. This resulted in his paper entitled ""€œAn Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) for Audio System Designers,""€ published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society in 1989.

In 1990, his text book Audio Systems Design and Installation was published by Sams Publishing. The book further detailed several areas including technical grounding, interconnection, and installation techniques. Hailed as an ""€˜instant classic’ by the critics of the day, much of the text""€™s content remains valid over two decades later. With the book in print, he turned his attention to founding an engineering firm, Engineering Harmonics, that specializes in audio systems design and engineering. As an industry authority, Philip was subsequently invited to present at various AES chapters, the Peabody School of Music, IAAM and other societies.

Engineering Harmonics quickly broadened its scope to include AV and broadcast systems, and today also offers control systems programming services. The firm currently has offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. In 2013 the corporate ownership expanded to include five partner shareholders. Engineering Harmonics""€™ success is the result of a continued effort to bring to all projects, value and expertise into a rigorous and standardized methodology that continues to evolve and improve. Philip remains a senior consultant to the firm.

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