Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms is a book by renowned acoustic scientist Dr. Floyd Toole that reveals the science behind modern consumer audio systems. Toole served as Corporate Vice President – Acoustical Engineering at Harman International from 1991 until he retired in 2007. He also served as the Senior Research Officer in the Acoustics and Signal Processing Group at the National Research Council of Canada. He has published numerous papers for the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society.
Sound Reproduction is an excellent book on acoustics, sound reproduction, and loudspeakers. This is a must-have book for any serious audiophile because it cuts through high end nonsense, and reveals how great sound reproduction systems are built. To give you a head start we’ve added his three part series The Science of Audio to our Audiophile Resource Library on the home page of Audiophile Nirvana.
Floyd Toole, a leading expert in the field of sound reproduction, explains how to design the best possible listening experience for recording control rooms and home entertainment systems. This comprehensive work covers the whole sound reproduction chain from multi-channel audio configurations and the loudspeaker/room system to acoustics and psychoacoustics and the evaluation process. Part 1 shows the reader how to create the best listening experience, offering practical approaches to the sound reproduction chain. Parts 2 and 3 are an in-depth consideration of acoustics and psychoacoustics.