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Sound Reinforcement Handbook [Paperback]

Gary Davis , Ralph Jones
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26 July 1990
(Yamaha Misc). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; 2Rev Ed edition (26 July 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881889008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881889000
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.3 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted 25 Feb 2004
Format:Paperback
This book is great for the "intermediate" sound engineer. It contains alot of quite technical language so is not for the beginner but once you have the basic technical knowledge its a fantastic tool, especially for trouble shooting and general research.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent practical book on audio engineering 15 Feb 1998
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Format:Paperback
If you can only get one book on audio, this is it.Covers every part of practical analog audio from sound,mics, preamps, mixers,loudspeakers, processors,cabling.test equip, midi, synchronization.The only thing is no digital or computer info, that maybe in next editon
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you need to know it....its in this book. 21 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I've waded through several books which claim to be all you need, but this is it. I am a sound engineer for live theatre I haven't run into a problem yet that this book hasn't had the answer to, and in semi-laymen's terms. Gary Davis is my hero.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Live Sound 'Must Read' 21 Jan 2004
Format:Paperback
Excellent book going from the basic to the complex.
Could do with a new edition to bring it right up to date with state of the art systems ? Not a big problem though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This book is like my second Bible. I am a studio engineer and a sound reinforcement technician. I have read it from cover to cover several times and would instantly recommend this book to anyone who works in the industry or is interested in learning about pro audio.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and useful book for the beginner. 26 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As a novice in the field of sound reinforcement, I found this book invaluable. It clearly explained the how and why of working with audio equipment, discussed the mysteries of studio equipment specifications, and worked through sample installations and the pros and cons of equipment types. Each chapter held new and useful information, from discussions of the different types of "db"s to the delightful chapter on how to select and solder audio cables. I can't recommend this book too highly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sound Reinforcement Handbook 3 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is quite out of date - it will serve as a reasonable text for anyone studying the basics, but if you've had any experience of sound systems your knowledge will be as good if not better than that contained in the book!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sound Reinforcement Handbook 14 May 2003
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An excellent book for engineers looking to progress their knowlege from basic skills to a much more advanced level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 7 days ago by H. Newman
4.0 out of 5 stars Please remember this book was printed in 1990
When it came out this was THE book to cut your teeth on as a sound engineer. Arguments that it's 'out of date' are obvious - so is 1980's Roland synth - but the fact that there's... Read more
Published 6 months ago by philamon
3.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia is not what it used to be!
This anachronistic lacklustre book is very informative but is screaming for a update into this century! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mike Oxbig
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound Engineers Bible
if there is ever one book you'll need for working with sound, this is it, quite a few people i know also in the business call this the bible, perfect for referencing as well as... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Steve T
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content - good for hobbyists as well as professionals !
I really like the content of this book as it is very balanced in terms of basics as well as advanced material. Read more
Published on 19 May 2011 by CCT
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding book
I have used this book for close on 10 years now and it never stops being useful.
No matter how good your knowledge, there is alwasys a place for this book on your shelf if you... Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2011 by Carmen Breytenbach
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for basics
I've been a sound engineer for a good while but felt I was forgetting a load of stuff that I learnt a long time ago and some of the finer details that I used to know inside and out... Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2011 by sheffield-junglist
5.0 out of 5 stars Well received
My son runs an AV business in Thailand (Techworx)and he put this book on his 'Wish List'. I sent it him as a Christmas present and he is so pleased with it, he thinks it terrific.
Published on 18 Jan 2011 by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
A great book, with simple and easy to understand logic and theory of sound reinforcement.
Published on 21 Feb 2009 by J. Padasian
3.0 out of 5 stars Out of Date
This book is 15yrs out of date and that is a long time in electronics. The basics are still valid but sections on radio Mics, mixers, modern installations etc need bringing up to... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2005
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