CHAPTER 1

Sound Reproduction

Sound reproduction. When we use these words, we assume that everyone knows what they mean. And it is very likely a safe assumption, but to be sure, let us begin with the perspective provided by the traditional source of meanings: dictionaries. The following definitions are based on those found in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.; The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.; and The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

Reproduction

  1. Imitating something closely, making a representation, an image or copy, of something
  2. To translate a recording into sound
  3. To cause something to exist again

The word has another meaning that has to do with the perpetuation of species. Although there ...

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