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    Important Audio/Acoustics Books

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    References for the most frequently used texts in my library follow; plus one for musicians.

    Regards,

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    Title: Introduction to Electro-acoustics and Audio Amplifier Design
    Author: W. Marshall Leach, Jr.
    URL: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~mleach/
    Publication: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2001, ISBN 0-7872-7861-0, Second Edition, Revised Printing
    Publication: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2001, ISBN 0-7575-0375-6, Third Edition
    URL: http://www.kendallhunt.com/cgi-bin/p...arch_str=leach
    Abstract: This book is an outgrowth of a senior level elective course in audio engineering that the author has taught to electrical engineering students at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The first part of the book covers basic acoustics as it pertains to the field of audio engineering. Remaining chapters, address the application of the tools of electro-acoustics, to the design of loudspeakers, their enclosures, crossovers, networks, acoustic horns, and audio amplifiers.

    Title: Acoustics
    Author: Leo L. Beranek
    Publication: ASA-B, 491 pages, Hardcover, 1986, (originally published 1954).
    URL: http://asa.aip.org/publications.html#pub04
    Abstract: An indispensable source of practical acoustical concepts and theory, with information on microphones, loudspeakers and speaker enclosures, room acoustics, and acoustical applications of electro-mechanical circuit theory.

    Title: Vibration and Sound
    Publication: ASA-B, 468 pages, hardcover, 1981, (originally published 1936)
    URL: http://asa.aip.org/publications.html#pub22
    Author: Philip M. Morse
    Abstract: This publication provides students and professionals with the broad spectrum of acoustics theory, including wave motion, radiation problems, the propagation of sound waves, and transient phenomena.

    Title: Acoustical Engineering
    Publication: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc. (1957)
    Publication: Professional Audio Journals, Inc. (1991)
    URL: http://www.audioxpress.com/bksprods/books/bkpa1.htm
    Author: Harry F. Olson
    Abstract: Comprehensive but dated text on the subject of acoustical engineering. Its reprinting at this late date says volumes about the value and significance of Olsenís work. For those involved in this discipline, a copy of this book should be considered a necessary addition to their reference library.

    Title: Introduction to Electro-acoustics and Audio Amplifier Design, Second Edition, Revised Printing
    Author: W. Marshall Leach, Jr.
    URL: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~mleach/
    Publication: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2001, ISBN 0-7872-7861-0
    URL: http://www.kendallhunt.com/cgi-bin/p...arch_str=leach
    Abstract: This book is an outgrowth of a senior level elective course in audio engineering that the author has taught to electrical engineering students at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The first part of the book covers basic acoustics as it pertains to the field of audio engineering. Remaining chapters, address the application of the tools of electro-acoustics, to the design of loudspeakers, their enclosures, crossovers, networks, acoustic horns, and audio amplifiers.

    Title: Handbook for Sound Engineers
    Author: Glen Ballou, Editor
    Publication: Second Edition, 1998, Focal Press, Boston, Ma.,
    Publication: Third Edition, 2002, Focal Press, Boston, Ma.
    URL: http://books.elsevier.com/us/booksca...sbn=0240804546
    Abstract: This comprehensive reference for sound engineers covers all aspects related to audio engineering from the anatomy of the inner ear to Ethernet topology. Ballou, an engineer who has been active in the Audio Engineering Society as governor and chairman, and 26 other professional engineers and musicians cover topics including acoustics; DSPs; DVDs; modeling and auralization; sound-system design, application and installation; loudspeaker and enclosure building, testing and measuring; sound recording and playback; transmission techniques; audio circuits, amplifiers, and filters; consoles; and grounding.

    Reference for Musicians

    Title: The Physics of Musical Instruments
    Author: Neville H. Fletcher
    Author: Thomas D. Rossing
    Publication: Springer-Verlag, 1998, ISBN 0-387-98374-0, Second Edition
    URL: http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cd...ngeHeader=true
    Abstract: While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilization itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. As yet, many of the subtleties in musical sounds of which instrument makers and musicians are aware remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises. Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music. A guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produced, as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.

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    Thumbs up Handbook for Sound Engineers

    It's far past time for re-igniting this thread. We have many new members who've surely got some gems to add.

    A must read, in my opinion, is

    Handbook for Sound Engineers, Third Edition, Glen M Ballou, ed.
    Focal Press

    Here's the Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/024...books&n=283155

    There is a paperback for fewer pesos...
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    Studio Monitoring Design

    Studio Monitoring Design (Hardcover)
    by PHILIP NEWELL

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/024...lance&n=283155




    I found this 1997 book on high level monitoring and studio control room design very interesting. Detailed discussions of what the folks who make the records are listening to.

    Review

    '...an intense trip, spinning through loudspeaker-based audio, swathes of which the enthusiast will want to read many times... This is one of the most important 'real world' books to be published about speakers and acoustics, sewing together measurement and listeneing. It should certainly be compulsory reading for anyone who designs loudspeakers or amplifiers!'
    Ben Duncan, Hi-Fi News, 1997
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    Exclamation Frequencies and Vibration

    In another thread I posted a link that I think everyone here will find extremely useful:
    http://www.vibrationdata.com/piano.htm

    I suggest that you also look at the rest of the site, as there is some very useful and cool info on acoustics and stuff...."stuff" is the technical nomenclature.

    I hope you find it as fascinating as I have....and bookmark it.

    http://www.vibrationdata.com
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    Just stumbled across this - might be pretty handy...

    Sweetwater "Expert Center" Glossary, and more

    (this is not an an endorsement for Sweetwater)
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    This may be basic to some....

    In recent attempts to wrap my head around crossover topologies- I found this link especially helpful in demystifying certain elements:

    http://www.linkwitzlab.com/filters.htm

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    Basic Car Audio Electronics website

    Basic Car Audio Electronics

    Don't dismiss this due to it's name - there is some very useful stuff. Passive crossovers, passive vs electronic, op amps, enclosure calculator, L-pad design calculator, etc, etc. etc. Donations are welcome.
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    Audio Innovation

    Audio Innovation

    Build an impedance analyzer, and more...
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    Elliott Sound Products

    Elliott Sound Products

    A website Giskard, I believe, has pointed us to more than once...
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    I just noticed JBL has a Technical Glossary at their site: http://www.jbl.com/home/technology/g...lossary&term=A

    Different tabs across the top take you to different sections, and I already found out some stuff I wasn't aware of. A lot of it's pretty basic, but a few jewels there too...

    John

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    Reference Data for Radio Engineers
    Howard W Sams and Co./ITT
    Library of Congress catalog number 43-14665 (5th Edition)

    While the title might suggest this book to be of little use to us audio nuts, it's actually a very valuable source of info for the dedicated beginner as well as the seasoned pro. The second edition is available as a free downloadable PDF (9.12MB) at;

    http://www.pmillett.com/Books/FTR_ref_data.pdf

    I have the 5th Edition (1968) in hardback, which includes a ton of great info not in the 2nd, including Fourier Waveform Analysis, SS design, etc. There may be later editions as well. Highly recommend.

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    Update

    References for the most frequently used books in my library follow; plus one for musicians.

    Regards,

    WHG

    Title: Introduction to Electro-Acoustics and Audio Amplifier Design
    Author: W. Marshall Leach, Jr.
    URL: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~mleach/
    Publication: Third Edition, 2003, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., ISBN: 978-0-7575-0375-7
    URL: http://www.kendallhunt.com/index.cfm?PID=219&AUT=LEACH&ISB=&DIS=0&GRA=0&DES=& MTC=exact&BOOL=AND&KEY=&PPS=25&SRT=rank&CMD=detail &SRH=&PRD=1730
    Abstract: This book is an outgrowth of a senior level elective course in audio engineering that the author has taught to electrical engineering students at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The first part of the book covers basic acoustics as it pertains to the field of audio engineering. Remaining chapters, address the application of the tools of electro-acoustics, to the design of loudspeakers, their enclosures, crossovers, networks, acoustic horns, and audio amplifiers.

    Title: Acoustics
    Author: Leo L. Beranek
    Publication: ASA-B, 491 pages, Hardcover, 1996, (originally published 1954), ISBN: 0-88318-494-X
    URL: http://asa.aip.org/publications.html#pub04
    Abstract: An indispensable source of practical acoustical concepts and theory, with information on microphones, loudspeakers and speaker enclosures, room acoustics, and acoustical applications of electro-mechanical circuit theory.

    Title: Vibration and Sound
    Publication: ASA-B, 468 pages, Hardcover, 1981, (originally published 1936), ISBN: 0-88318-876-7
    URL: http://asa.aip.org/publications.html#pub22
    Author: Philip M. Morse
    Abstract: This publication provides students and professionals with the broad spectrum of acoustics theory, including wave motion, radiation problems, the propagation of sound waves, and transient phenomena.

    Title: Acoustical Engineering
    Publication: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc. (1957)
    Publication: Professional Audio Journals, Inc. (1991)
    URL: http://www.audioxpress.com/bksprods/books/bkpa1.htm
    Author: Harry F. Olson
    Abstract: Comprehensive but dated text on the subject of acoustical engineering. Its reprinting at this late date says volumes about the value and significance of Olsenís work. For those involved in this discipline, a copy of this book should be considered a necessary addition to their reference library.

    Title: Handbook for Sound Engineers
    Author: Glen Ballou, Editor
    Publication: Third Edition, 2002, Focal Press, Boston, Ma., ISBN: 0-240-80758-8
    URL: http://books.elsevier.com/us//focalbooks/us/subindex.asp?maintarget=&isbn=0240807588&country=U nited+States&srccode=&ref=&subcode=&head=&pdf=&bas iccode=&txtSearch=&SearchField=&operator=&order=&c ommunity=focalbooks
    Abstract: This comprehensive reference for sound engineers covers all aspects related to audio engineering from the anatomy of the inner ear to Ethernet topology. Ballou, an engineer who has been active in the Audio Engineering Society as governor and chairman, and 26 other professional engineers and musicians cover topics including acoustics; DSPs; DVDs; modeling and auralization; sound-system design, application and installation; loudspeaker and enclosure building, testing and measuring; sound recording and playback; transmission techniques; audio circuits, amplifiers, and filters; consoles; and grounding.

    Reference for Musicians

    Title: The Physics of Musical Instruments
    Author: Neville H. Fletcher
    Author: Thomas D. Rossing
    Publication: Second Edition, 1998, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 0-387-98374-0.
    URL: http://www.springer.com/west/home/generic/search/results?SGWID=4-40109-22-1520484-0
    Abstract: While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilization itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. As yet, many of the subtleties in musical sounds of which instrument makers and musicians are aware remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises. Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music. A guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produced, as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.

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    Audio Annals

    A Link to Audio Annals seems a fitting addition to this keeper thread.
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    14 Back Issues of The Audio Critic Are Now Available as Downloadable PDFs.

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