Sound Check: The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
(Book). Sound Check is a simplified guide to what can be a tricky subject: getting good sound. Starting with an easy-to-understand explanation of the principles and physics of sound, Sound Check goes on to cover amplifiers, speaker hookup, matching speakers with amps, sound reinforcement, mixers, monitor systems, grounding, and more. Includes many diagrams, lots of illustrations, and a glossary of audio terms.
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I discovered this book about 10 years ago when I began doing sound at a small music venue. It was just what I needed. The sound system at the bar was not too extravagant, so this book provided me with the basics I need to get it set up and functioning properly. Much good information, indeed!