Sound Systems: Design and Optimization – Bob McCarthy – 2nd Edition


In this guide to reinforcement alignment and , Bob McCarthy shares his expert and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout, McCarthy’s unique guide gives you all the newest techniques to ensure perfect reinforcement and fulfill design needs.

Outlining how sound is spread over a listening area, looking at the of speaker interaction, of alignment mic placement, equalization, speaker placement and acoustic treatment, and now case studies offering real world examples to fully explore different principals discussed, this provides the definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and .

The methods of alignment are shown, including measurement mic placement, and step-by-step recipes for equalization, delay setting, level setting, speaker positioning and acoustic treatment. These principles and techniques are applicable to the simplest and most systems alike, from the single speaker to the multi-element “line array.”

Table of Content

Array design procedures
Case Studies

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