Audio Engineering Explained

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Douglas Self
Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Music - 639 pages
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All the design and development inspiration and direction an audio engineer needs in one blockbuster book! Douglas Self has selected the very best sound engineering design material from the Focal and Newnes portfolio and complied it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of sound engineering.
The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary sound engineering issues.

* Hand picked content, provides everything you want to know in one volume * Proven best design practices * Case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project


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PART I Basics
Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics
Introduction to Hearing
PART II Microphones
Basic Sound Transmission and Operational Forces on Microphones
Electrical Considerations and Electronic Interface
PART III Preamplifiers Mixers and Interconnects
What is a Loudspeaker?
Diversity of Design
Loudspeaker Cabinets
PART VI Digital Audio
DSP Technology
PART VII Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement

Transmission Techniques Wire and Cable
Grounding and Interfacing
PART IV Power Amplifiers
Power Amplifier Architecture and Negative Feedback
The General Principles of Power Amplifiers
ClassG Power Amplifiers
PART V Loudspeakers
Large Room Acoustics
Sound System Equalization
Reflections Images and the Precedence Effect
PART VIII Recording Studios
Sound Isolation
The Studio Environment

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Douglas Self has dedicated himself to demystifying amplifier design and establishing empirical design techniques based on electronic design principles and experimental data. His rigorous and thoroughly practical approach has established him as a leading authority on amplifier design, especially through the pages of Electronics World where he is a regular contributor.

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