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Audio Engineering: Know It All, Volume 1 (Newnes Know It by Douglas Self, Richard Brice, Ben Duncan, John Linsley Hood,

By Douglas Self, Richard Brice, Ben Duncan, John Linsley Hood, Ian Sinclair, Andrew Singmin, Don Davis, Eugene Patronis, John Watkinson

The Newnes realize it All sequence takes the easiest of what our authors have written to create hard-working table references that might be an engineer's first port of demand key info, layout recommendations and ideas of thumb. assured to not assemble airborne dirt and dust on a shelf!

I: basics of Sound

Chapter 1. Audio ideas
Chapter 2. size
Chapter three. Acoustic surroundings

II: Audio Electronics

Chapter four. elements
Chapter five. energy offer layout

III: Preamplifiers and Amplifiers

Chapter 6. advent to Audio Amplification
Chapter 7. Preamplifiers and enter indications
Chapter eight. Interfacing and processing
Chapter nine. Audio amplifiers
Chapter 10. Audio amplifier
Chapter eleven. Valve (tube-based) amplifiers
Chapter 12. destructive suggestions
Chapter thirteen. Noise and grounding

IV: electronic Audio

Chapter 14. electronic audio basics
Chapter 15. illustration of Audio signs
Chapter sixteen. Compact disc
Chapter 17. electronic audio recording fundamentals
Chapter 18. electronic audio interfaces
Chapter 19. facts compression
Chapter 20. electronic audio creation
Chapter 21. different electronic Audio units

V: Microphone and Loudspeaker Technology

Chapter 22. Microphone know-how
Chapter 23. Loudspeakers
Chapter 24. Loudspeaker enclosures
Chapter 25. Headphones

VI: Sound copy Systems

Chapter 26. Tape Recording
Chapter 27. Recording consoles
Chapter 28. Video synchronization
Chapter 29. Room acoustics

VII: Audio try out and Measurement

Chapter 30. basics and instruments

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This would suggest that if a sufficiently powerful yet high-quality reproduction system is available, the correct tonal balance when playing a good recording can be obtained simply by setting the volume control to the correct level. This is indeed the case. A further consideration is that many musical instruments, as well as the human voice, change timbre with the level and there is only one level that sounds correct for the timbre. Audio systems with a more modest specification would have to resort to the use of tone controls to achieve a better tonal balance at lower SPL.

10 shows an uncoiled basilar membrane with the apex on the left so that the usual logarithmic frequency scale can be applied. 10(a). The vibration of the membrane in sympathy with a single frequency cannot be localized to an infinitely small area, and nearby areas are forced to vibrate at the same frequency with an amplitude that decreases with distance. Note that the envelope is asymmetrical because the membrane is tapering and because of frequency-dependent losses in the propagation of vibrational energy down the cochlea.

10(b), the position of maximum displacement will also change. As the basilar membrane is continuous, the position of maximum displacement is infinitely variable, allowing extremely good pitch discrimination of about one-twelfth of a semitone, which is determined by the spacing of hair cells. In the presence of a complex spectrum, the finite width of the vibration envelope means that the ear fails to register energy in some bands when there is more energy in a nearby band. Within those areas, other frequencies are mechanically excluded because their amplitude is insufficient to dominate the local vibration of the membrane.

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