The Art of Sound Reproduction provides all the theoretical background necessary to understand sound reproduction, and this is backed up with practical examples. Specialist terms — both musical and physical — are defined as they occur and plain English is used throughout. Analog and digital audio are considered as alternatives, and the advantages of both are stressed. Microphone and loudspeaker technology also feature heavily — making this the most comprehensive, up-to-date text currently available on all aspects of sound reproduction.
Contents include: basics; sound and psychoacoustics; sources of sound; microphones; loudspeakers and headphones; stereophony; analog audio signals; digital audio signals; analog audio recording; digital magnetic recording; timecode synchronizing; the compact disc; audio signal processing; sound quality considerations; faultfinding. ©1998, 704 pages.