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Written by award Winning Industry Leader, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization is a “Cookbook” From the Master Chef of This Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

(BOSTON, MA – October, 2009) Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, is pleased to announce the publication of Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 2e by Bob McCarthy.

With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout, McCarthy’s unique guide gives you all the newest techniques to ensure you perfect sound reinforcement and fulfill design needs.

Outlining how sound is spread over a listening area, looking at the physics of speaker interaction, methods of alignment including mic placement, equalization, speaker placement and acoustic treatment, and now including case studies offering real world examples to fully explore different principals discussed, this book provides the definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization.

“Unlike the many other books that offer fine discourses on theory, this book also provides you the intellectual tools you need to make the tough calls in the field, when time is tight and things haven’t gone exactly according to plan. Setting priorities is the hardest part and Bob McCarthy lays it out! Loud and clear.? Dave Clark, Engineering Harmonics Inc.

“Pro Audio needs more tools like this, well thought out, well researched and well written, a valuable tool!? – Sam Berkow, SIA Acoustics

Bob McCarthy is currently the president of Alignment & Design, Inc. he specializes in sound system alignment and design consulting. Bob has travelled worldwide designing and aligning sound systems for every type of venue, he has also worked with some of the world’s best sound designers, such as Tony Menola, Andrew Bruce, Mark Menard among others.

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 2e
ISBN: 9780240521565
PUB DATE: October 2009
US PRICE: $ 69.95
EUR PRICE: € 58.95
GBP PRICE: £ 49.99

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Contact Bob Dodd, 781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com, for an electronic review copy, access to our expert authors, or to publish excerpts of our material.

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