Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

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With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology developed from decades of field and teaching experience. This book is written for the field professional as well as the consultant or student, in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout. McCarthy's unique guide reveals the proven techniques to ensure that your sound system design can be optimized for maximum uniformity over the space. The book follows the audio signal path from the mix console to the audience and provides comprehensive information as to how the sound is spread over the listening area. The complex nature of the physics of speaker interaction over a listening space is revealed in terms readily understandable to audio professionals. Complex speaker arrays are broken down systematically and the means to design systems that are capable of being fully optimized for maximum spatial uniformity is shown. The methods of alignment are shown, including measurement mic placement, and step-by-step recipes for equalization, delay setting, level setting, speaker positioning and acoustic treatment. These principles and techniques are applicable to the simplest and most complex systems alike, from the single speaker to the multi-element qline array.Position speakers to minimize overlap of the high frequencies into the walls. ... There are three different types of relationships between the speaker and the room: speaker and surface at the same angle, surface angled outward, or surface angled ... A guide to reading the summation zone panels was provided earlier in Fig.

Title:Sound Systems: Design and Optimization
Author:Bob McCarthy
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-11-12


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