Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multi-channel formats.
Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners.
©2017, 490 page
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Sound Production vs. Sound Reproduction
Chapter 2: A Scientific Perspective on Audio
Chapter 3: Subjective Measurements – Turning Opinion into Fact
Chapter 4: The Perceptual and Physical Dimensions of Sound
Chapter 5: Characterizing Loudspeakers – Can We Describe What is Good?
Chapter 6: Loudspeaker/Room Systems – an Introduction
Chapter 7: Above the Transition Frequency: Acoustical Events and Perceptions
Chapter 8: Below the Transition Frequency: Acoustical Events and Perceptions
Chapter 9: Adjacent boundary and loudspeaker mounting effects
Chapter 10: The Sound Fields in Sound Reproduction Spaces
Chapter 11: Sound in cinemas
Chapter 12: Sound in home listening rooms, home theaters and recording control rooms
Chapter 13: A rational approach to designing, measuring and calibrating sound reproducing systems
Chapter 14: Measurement methods
Chapter 15: Multi-channel Audio
Chapter 16: Loudspeakers and Power Amplifiers
Chapter 17: Hearing loss and hearing conservation
Chapter 18: Fifty years of progress in loudspeaker design