Loudspeakers For Music Recording and Reproduction

ISBN-10: 0240520149

ISBN-13: 9780240520148

Edition: 2006

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Need advice on which type of speaker to use and where? Very often the choice and positioning of loudspeakers is down to intuition, hearsay and chance. This practical guide explores the link between experience and the technology, giving you a better understanding of the tools you are using and why, leading to greatly improved results. Newell and Holland share years of experience in the design, application and use of loudspeakers for recording and reproducing music. Get practical advice on the applications of different loudspeakers to the different phases of the music recording and reproduction chain. If you are using loudspeakers in a recording studio, mastering facility, broadcasting studio, film post production facility, home or musicians studio, or you inspire to improve your music reproduction system this book will help you make the right decisions. * A key resource for anyone installing or upgrading their audio system * Learn how to choose the right speakers and how to evaluate their performance * Invaluable information on setting up a surround sound system
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/5/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 422
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

PHILIP NEWELL (Author) International consultant on acoustic design, former technical director of Virgin Records. Has over 30 years experience in the recording industry and has been involved in the design of over 200 studios, including the famous Manor and Townhouse Studios. He is also author of Project Studios, Recording Spaces and Studio Monitoring Design, all published by Focal Press.

About the authors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
What is a loudspeaker?
A brief look at the concept
A little history and some background
Some other problems
Some basic facts
Acoustic wave propagation
Mechanical and acoustic impedance
Impedance in loudspeakers
The practical moving-coil cone loudspeaker
The combined response
Resistive and reactive loads
The bigger picture
References
Bibliography
Diversity of design
Moving-coil cone loudspeakers
Cones
Surrounds
Rear suspensions
The chassis
The voice-coil assembly
Magnet systems
Ferrofluids
The complete system
Dome loudspeakers
Hard and soft domes
Compression drivers
Ribbon loudspeakers
Heil air-motion transformers
Distributed mode loudspeakers
Panel/piston combinations
Beyond magnetics
Piezoelectric devices
Ionic loudspeakers
Electrostatic loudspeakers
Electromagnetic planar loudspeakers
Summary
References
Bibliography
Loudspeaker cabinets
The concept of the infinite baffle
The sealed box
Acoustic suspensions
Reflex enclosures
Acoustic labyrinths
Modern transmission lines
ABR systems
Bandpass cabinets
Series driver operation and isobaric loudspeakers
General discussion
Cabinet lining materials
Cabinet constructions
Cabinet shapes and diffraction effects
Front grilles
Cabinet mounting
References
Horns
The horn as a transformer
Directivity control
Horn design compromises
Non-linear acoustics
Examples of non-linear acoustics in loudspeakers
Practical horns in studios and homes
Implications for practical horn design parameters
Summary of results
General horn characteristics
Phasing plugs
Acoustics lenses
Horn types
Materials of construction
Vestigial horns and 'waveguides'
Flare rates
References
Crossovers
What is a crossover?
Reconstruction problems
Orders, slopes and shapes
Filter shapes
Target functions
Minimum and non-minimum phase effects
Corrective measures and side-effects
Active versus passive crossovers
Physical derivation of crossover delay
Digital crossovers
References
Bibliography
Effects of amplifiers and cables
Amplifiers - an over-view
Basic requirements for current and voltage output
Transient response
Non-linear distortions
Amplifier classes and modes of operation
Class A amplifiers
Class A derivatives
Class AB
Class D
Class G and H
MOSFET or BJT?
Choosing an amplifier
Loudspeaker cables and their effect on system performance
The bare minimum
The status quo
Cable designs for loudspeaker use
The amplifier/loudspeaker interface
Some provable characteristics of cable performance
Some passing comments
Multi-cabling
Polyamplification and multiamplification
System design
References
Bibliography
Loudspeaker behaviour in rooms
The anechoic and reverberation chambers
Boundary loading and room gain
Restriction of radiating space
The mirrored room and mutual coupling
Room reflexions
Resonant modes
Flush-mounting
Multichannel considerations and phantom imaging
Stereo perception in rooms
Rooms for critical listening
Electronic, digitally adaptive response correction
Minimum and non-minimum phase responses
References
Bibliography
Form follows function
The chain
Recording monitors
Basic requirements
Proportional costs
Different approaches
Crossover points
Power consideration
Interfacing with the rooms
A word about listening levels
Mixing monitors
Location dilemmas
Mastering loudspeakers
Domestic loudspeakers
Musical instrument loudspeakers
Cabinet designs
Summary
References
Bibliography
Subjective and objective assessment
The general situation
Test signals and analysis
Frequency response plots
Waterfall plots
Harmonic distortion
Intermodulation distortion
Delta-functions and step-functions
Acoustic source plots
Cepstrum analysis
Modulation transfer functions
Application of room equalisation
A D-to-A dilemma
Sound fields and human perception
Further perceptual considerations
References
Bibliography
The mix, the music and the monitors
Physics or psychology?
The musical dependence of compatibility
Sine waves and pink noise
Real responses vs. preconceived ideas
Acknowledgement
Low frequency and transient response dilemmas
The great low frequency deception
The air spring
Size, weight and sensitivity
Further consequences of small size
Commercial solutions
The time penalty
The transient trade-off
The evolution of the desk-top monitor
The great time deception
Resonant tails and one-note bass
The masking of detail
Theoretical equalisation and excess phase
Modulation transfer-function and a new type of frequency response plot
Summing-up
References
The challenges of surround sound
Surround sound in professional studios
Cinema sound
Music mixing
Sub-woofers - discrete and managed
Size versus performance compromises
Compound sub-woofers and electronic control
System considerations
References
Glossary of terms
Index
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