Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms by Floyd E. TooleSound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms by Floyd E. Toole

Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms

byFloyd E. Toole, Floyd Toole

Paperback | July 18, 2008

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Floyd Toole, a leading expert in the field of sound reproduction, explains how to design the best possible listening experience for recording control rooms and home entertainment systems. This comprehensive work covers the whole sound reproduction chain from multi-channel audio configurations and the loudspeaker/room system to acoustics and psychoacoustics and the evaluation process. Part 1 shows the reader how to create the best listening experience, offering practical approaches to the sound reproduction chain. Parts 2 and 3 are an in-depth consideration of acoustics and psychoacoustics.
Floyd E. Toole studied electrical engineering at the University of New Brunswick and at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London where he received a Ph.D. In 1965 he joined the National Research Council of Canada where he reached the position of Senior Research Officer in the Acoustics and Signal Processing ...
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Title:Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and RoomsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:570 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 1.3 inPublished:July 18, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0240520092

ISBN - 13:9780240520094

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Understanding the Principles
1. Sound Reproduction
2. Preserving the Art
3. Sound in Rooms - Matters of Perspective
4. Sound Fields in Rooms
5. The Many Effects of Reflections
6. Reflections, Images, and the Precendence Effect
7. Impressions of Space
8. Imaging and Spatial Effects in Sound Reproduction
9. The Effects of Reflections on Sound Quality/Timbre
10. Reflections and Speech Intelligibility
11. Adaptation
12. Adjacent-Boundary and Loudspeaker Mounting Effects
13. Making (Bass) Waves - Below the Transition Frequency
14. Summary of Part One: Looking for a Way Forawrd

Part Two: Designing Listening Experiences
15. Multichannel Options for Music and Movies
16. Putting Theory Into Practice: Designing a Listening Experience
17. Loudspeakers I: Subjective Evaluations
18. Loudspeakers II: Objective Evaluations
19. Psychoacoustics - Explainging What We Measure and Hear
20. Closing the Loop: Predicting Listener Preferences from Measurements
21. Acoustical Materials and Devices
22. Designing Listening Experiences

References
Index