chapter  18
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Fundamentals of Speech and Music Reinforcement

It is rare to find any public venue today in which speech is not routinely reinforced. Today’s

auditoriums, worship spaces, classrooms, and arenas tend to be larger than in the past, and

patrons have come to expect the comfort and ease of listening with minimum effort. In this

chapter we will present an overview of sound reinforcement system design, with emphasis on

those factors that determine the intelligibility of reinforced speech.