Floyd E. Toole studied electrical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, and He has recently written a book: “Sound Reproduction: the acoustics and. Sound Reproduction. Third Edition. Welcome. Sound Reproduction—The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and A note from Floyd Toole. Sound Reproduction by Floyd E. Toole, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms. The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Rproduction and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats.

Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website www.

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Hack Audio Eric Tarr. Table of contents Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Frequency Response Amplitude and Frequency Together: Amplitute and Phase vs.

Are there better ways? Above the Transition Frequency: Loudspeaker Directivity The Physical Variables: Reflecting or Absorbing -Kishinaga et al. Wall Reflections Real vs.

Phantom Images Speech vs. Below the Transition Frequency: Are Non-Rectangular Rooms the Answer? Summary and discussion Chapter 9: Adjacent boundary and loudspeaker mounting effects The effects of solid angles on the radiation of sound by omnidirectional sources Classic adjacent-boundary effects Alleviating adjacent-boundary effects Loudspeaker mounting options and effects An example of adjacent-boundary interference “Boundary-friendly” loudspeaker designs Array loudspeakers – other ways to manipulate boundary interactions Listeners also have boundaries Chapter Diffusion Direct sound and early reflections Near and far fields of rooms sound level vs.

Sound in cinemas The closed loop of cinema sound Sound fields in cinemas A loudspeaker in a cinema Adding a screen and applying the X-curve The origins of the X-curve A recent study adds confirmation and clarity Flat, direct sound is an enduring favorite Alternative targets – is it time to move on?

Compatibility with the rest of the audio world Compatability with the cinema world The effects of room size and seats Cinema sound – where to next Chapter Sound in home listening rooms, home theaters and recording control rooms Good sound starts with good loudspeakers Typical loudspeaker specifications – part of the problem Loudspeakers in small rooms: A rational approach to designing, measuring and calibrating sound reproducing systems Low frequencies – the universal problem Sound above the transition frequency Thirty years – some things change, some don’t The wrong room curve target?


Automotive audio Headphones Cinemas Is there a common factor – a generalizable target? Measurement methods Alternative views of frequency response Prediction of the direct sound and room curves from anechoic data In-situ measurement of the direct sound The steady-state room curve Measures of loudness and system level calibrations.

Evaluating relative program loudness levels Multichannel system level calibration The effect of propagation distance – a side-channel challenge Measurement microphones Chapter Multichannel Audio A few definitions The birth of multichannel audio Stereo – an important beginning Loudspeakers as stereo image stabilizers Quadraphonics – stereo times two Multichannel audio – cinema to the rescue Multichannel comes home THX embellishments How many loudspeakers and where?

Optimizing the delivery of “envelopment” Summary Surround system layouts Loudspeaker directivity requirements Mission oriented acoustical treatments Surround loudspeaker options The Ambisonics alternative Upmixer manipulations: Hearing loss and hearing conservation Occupational noise exposure limits Non-occupational noise exposure Binaural hearing is also affected Some obsession can be a good thing Chapter Fifty years of progress in loudspeaker design My introduction to the real world Two decades of domestic loudspeakers Some early professional monitor loudspeakers A “Toole” monitor loudspeaker Looking around and looking ahead The end References Index show more.

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