Chapter 11

Loudspeakers in rooms

Room influences on a loudspeaker response. Radiation pattern differences and their effect on a room response. Boundary induced loading of loudspeakers. Critical distance. Room equalisation pitfalls. Minimum and non-minimum phase.

11.1 From the studio to the control room

The first ten chapters of this book have considered sound, some characteristics of the ear (and hearing in general), principles of sound isolation and acoustic control measures for performing rooms. The fundamental principles of room acoustics have also been discussed. All of these subjects come under the heading of ‘Acoustics and Psychoacoustics’ but now we must extend our discussion into the realms of electro-acoustics before continuing to ...

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