The Art of Sound Reproduction by John WatkinsonThe Art of Sound Reproduction by John Watkinson

The Art of Sound Reproduction

byJohn WatkinsonEditorJohn Watkinson

Paperback | May 3, 1998

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Designed to make life a little easier by providing all the theoretical background necessary to understand sound reproduction, 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.

Audio is only as good as the transducers employed, and consequently microphone and loudspeaker technology also feature heavily - making this the most comprehensive, up-to-date text currently available on all aspects of sound reproduction.
John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training ...
Title:The Art of Sound ReproductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:574 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:May 3, 1998Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0240515129

ISBN - 13:9780240515120

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Audio basics; Sound and psychoacoustics; Sources of sound; Microphones; Loudspeakers and headphones; Stereophony; Digital audio signals; Analog audio recording; Digital recording; Optical discs in audio; Audio editing; Audio signal processing; Sound quality considerations

From Our Editors

This definitive book is the first reference for anyone with a technical problem or query in the sound reproduction field. It is essential reading for audio engineers worldwide and students in audio engineering courses. The Art of Sound Reproduction fully explains the new audio technology, leaving old-fashioned processes behind and treating digital audio as mainstream.

Editorial Reviews

'This is one of the most comprehensive and up to date texts on the subject currently available.'
Sound and Communications Systems Journal

'This is a very useful volume in which all subject areas are included and I can recommend it for any sentient engineer's bookshelf.'
Acoustics Bulletin