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Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition

Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition
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Paperback 640 pages

The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practices

Design and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes--from home theaters and project studios to large-scale recording studios. Thoroughly revised to include new acoustical design techniques, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, explains the art and science of room acoustics and architecture by combining theoretical instruction with matter-of-fact engineering advice.

Written by renowned experts in the field and refined through several editions, this fully updated classic describes the fundamentals of acoustical properties, as well as the latest solutions to acoustical problems. Throughout, this authoritative text provides clear explanations, describes hands-on techniques, and features numerous room designs that can be built as presented, or adapted to your particular needs.

  • Understand how sound waves travel in free fields and in enclosed spaces
  • Learn how human sound perception and psychoacoustics affect room design
  • Calculate and predict reflections, reverberation times, and room modes
  • Perform acoustical measurements and site surveys, and choose construction materials
  • Design, build, and install treatment modules to optimize early reflections, reverberation, and diffusion
  • Design and build home theaters, home studios, control rooms, recording studios, and other acoustically sensitive spaces
  • Reduce HVAC noise levels, and achieve excellent sound isolation with proven wall, window, and door designs
  • Understand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert halls
  • Utilize the supplied cost-effective plans and specifications for a variety of recording and listening rooms

Table of contents

Introduction
1. Fundamentals of Sound
2. Sound Levels and the Decibel
3. Sound in the Free Field
4. The Perception of Sound
5. Signals, Speech, Music, and Noise
6. Reflection
7. Diffraction
8. Refraction
9. Diffusion
10. Comb-Filter Effects
11. Reverberation
12. Absorption
13. Modal Resonances
14. Schroeder Diffusers
15. Adjustable Acoustics
16. Control of Interfering Noise
17. Noise Control in Ventilating System
18. Acoustic Design of Home Listening Rooms
19. Acoustics of Small Recording Studios
20. Personal Project D.J. Studio
21. Acoustics of Control Rooms
22. Acoustics of Audio/Video Rooms
23. Acoustics of Large Halls
24. Room Acoustics Measurement Software
25. Room Auralization
Bibliography
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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