Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers 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.

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chapter 1|20 pages

Sound Production vs. Sound Reproduction

chapter 2|6 pages

A Scientific Perspective on Audio

chapter 6|10 pages

Loudspeaker/Room Systems—An Introduction

chapter 11|32 pages

Sound in Cinemas

chapter 14|18 pages

Measurement Methods

chapter 15|36 pages

Multichannel Audio

chapter 16|7 pages

Loudspeakers and Power Amplifiers

chapter 17|6 pages

Hearing Loss and Hearing Conservation