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Sound Design

Sound Design

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Sound System DesignReference Manual
 
Sound System Design Reference Manual
 
Sound System Design Reference Manual
Table of Contents
Preface.............................................................................................................................................i
Chapter 1: Wave Propagation
........................................................................................................1-1Wavelength, Frequency, and Speed of Sound.................................................................................1-1Combining Sine Waves....................................................................................................................1-2Combining Delayed Sine Waves......................................................................................................1-3Diffraction of Sound..........................................................................................................................1-5Effects of Temperature Gradients on Sound Propagation................................................................1-6Effects of Wind Velocity and Gradients on Sound Propagation........................................................1-6Effect of Humidity on Sound Propagation.........................................................................................1-7
Chapter 2: The Decibel
...................................................................................................................2-1Introduction.......................................................................................................................................2-1Power Relationships.........................................................................................................................2-1Voltage, Current, and Pressure Relationships..................................................................................2-2Sound Pressure and Loudness Contours.........................................................................................2-4Inverse Square Relationships...........................................................................................................2-6Adding Power Levels in dB...............................................................................................................2-7Reference Levels..............................................................................................................................2-7Peak, Average, and RMS Signal Values...........................................................................................2-8
Chapter 3: Directivity and Angular Coverage of Loudspeakers
................................................3-1Introduction.......................................................................................................................................3-1Some Fundamentals........................................................................................................................3-1A Comparison of Polar Plots, Beamwidth Plots, Directivity Plots, and Isobars................................3-3Directivity of Circular Radiators........................................................................................................3-4The Importance of Flat Power Response.........................................................................................3-6Measurement of Directional Characteristics.....................................................................................3-7Using Directivity Information.............................................................................................................3-8Directional Characteristics of Combined Radiators..........................................................................3-8
Chapter 4: An Outdoor Sound Reinforcement System
...............................................................4-1Introduction.......................................................................................................................................4-1The Concept of Acoustical Gain.......................................................................................................4-2The Influence of Directional Microphones and Loudspeakers on System Maximum Gain..............4-3How Much Gain is Needed?.............................................................................................................4-4Conclusion........................................................................................................................................4-5
Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Room Acoustics
.............................................................................5-1Introduction.......................................................................................................................................5-1Absorption and Reflection of Sound.................................................................................................5-1The Growth and Decay of a Sound Field in a Room........................................................................5-5Reverberation and Reverberation Time............................................................................................5-7Direct and Reverberant Sound Fields..............................................................................................5-12Critical Distance................................................................................................................................5-14The Room Constant.........................................................................................................................5-15Statistical Models and the Real World..............................................................................................5-20

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