Electroacoustics

  • Filename: electroacoustics.
  • ISBN: 9781439836187
  • Release Date: 2013-02-26
  • Number of pages: 628
  • Author: Mendel Kleiner
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Electroacoustic devices such as microphones and loudspeakers are used everywhere from cars and mobile phones to homes, places of worship, and sports arenas. They are a key part of the modern communication society, helping to transmit information to our ears. A contemporary introduction to the subject, Electroacoustics explains the scientific and engineering principles behind the design of these sound transducers. It also examines the compromises that are necessary when designing transducers for use in the real world. Learn about Ultrasonic Transducers, Loudspeaker Enclosure Design, and More This accessible textbook book is based on the author’s extensive experience teaching electroacoustics to advanced graduate and graduate students. He uses the concept of electrical circuit analogies to help readers quickly grasp the fundamentals of acoustical and mechanical systems. The book covers both traditional electrodynamic audio and ultrasonic transducers and includes up-to-date material on arrays, planar transducers, loudspeaker enclosure design, and more. To meet the needs of a broad range of readers, the book also includes background material on room acoustics, electrical circuits, and electrical filters. Electroacoustic theory is explained in an easy-to-read style without resorting to matrix theory. Throughout, a wealth of illustrations and exercises make the ideas more concrete. Get a Solid Foundation in Electroacoustic Engineering Principles The book emphasizes multidisciplinary engineering principles, preparing students for the broad range of applications they may encounter in their research as well as later in their careers. The modern treatment of transducers also makes this a valuable reference for transducer designers, acoustical consultants, hobbyists, and anyone involved in electroacoustic design.

Introduction to Sound System Design and Electro Acoustics

  • Filename: introduction-to-sound-system-design-and-electro-acoustics.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Number of pages: 142
  • Author: Peter Swarte
  • Publisher: DHvV Interactive Lab



This book is intended for those who are active with sound amplification and sound distribution. The book provides information on adapting sound systems and/or transducer to the given acoustics like in open, half-open and closed spaces. An important aspect is how loudspeakers can be adapted to cover all types of surroundings. Very often a choice has to be made from a wide range of loudspeakers. On the other hand a combination of loudspeakers must be developed and composed in order to adapt the loudspeakers to the given acoustical circumstances. The question of which loudspeaker is the correct choice and how they need to be set-up so that speech and music are fully comprehensible in all kinds of acoustical and noisy circumstances. This book gives a full answer to these questions. The reader is also made aware of the design of loudspeakers on the basis of Small and Thiele parameters. With thorough calculations and the visibility of the out coming of these calculations by simple software it is possible to convert the acoustic and mechanical elements of the loudspeaker into electrical analogues so that the loudspeaker is simulated on the PC. Using an example the calculations mentioned above can be supported. Finally the full reference list simplifies the task of the reader in finding the information they require. “I’ve been fascinated by the possibilities of Electro-acoustics since I was 10 years old and now I am very pleased to be able to share the knowledge that I built up over 40 years working in the Electro-acoustics division of Philips.” My work experience was supplemented by giving lectures on electro-acoustics at the post-academic courses on acoustics in Antwerp (Belgium)

Electroacoustical Reference Data

  • Filename: electroacoustical-reference-data.
  • ISBN: 0442013973
  • Release Date: 1995-05-01
  • Number of pages: 378
  • Author: John Eargle
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The need for a general collection of electroacoustical reference and design data in graphical form has been felt by acousticians and engineers for some time. This type of data can otherwise only be found in a collection of handbooks. Therefore, it is the author's intention that this book serve as a single source for many electroacoustical reference and system design requirements. In form, the volume closely resembles Frank Massa's Acoustic Design Charts, a handy book dating from 1942 that has long been out of print. The basic format of Massa's book has been followed here: For each entry, graphical data are presented on the right page, while text, examples, and refer ences appear on the left page. In this manner, the user can solve a given problem without thumbing from one page to the next. All graphs and charts have been scaled for ease in data entry and reading. The book is divided into the following sections: A. General Acoustical Relationships. This section covers the behavior of sound transmis sion in reverberant and free fields, sound absorption and diffraction, and directional characteris tics of basic sound radiators. B. Loudspeakers. Loudspeakers are discussed in terms of basic relationships regarding cone excursion, sensitivity, efficiency, and directivity index, power ratings, and architectural layout. c. Microphones. The topics in this section include microphone sensitivity and noise rating, analysis of directional properties, stereo microphone array characteristics, proximity effects, and boundary conditions. D. Signal Transmission.

Communication Acoustics

  • Filename: communication-acoustics.
  • ISBN: 9781118866542
  • Release Date: 2015-01-27
  • Number of pages: 454
  • Author: Ville Pulkki
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book aims to convey to engineering students and researchers alike the relevant knowledge about the nature of acoustics, sound and hearing that will enable them to develop new technologies in this area through acquiring a thorough understanding of how sound and hearing works. There is currently no technical book available covering the communication path from sound sources through medium to the formation of auditory events in the brain – this book will fill this gap in the current book literature. It discusses the multidisciplinary area of acoustics, hearing, psychoacoustics, signal processing, speech and sound quality and is suitable for use as a main course textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses related to audio communication systems. It covers the basics of signal processing, traditional acoustics as well as the human hearing system and how to build audio techniques based on human hearing resolution. It discusses the technologies and applications for sound synthesis and reproduction, and for speech and audio quality evaluation.

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