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Reddit mentions of Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition

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Found 12 comments on Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition:

u/sibilith · 24 pointsr/audioengineering

The Master Handbook of Acoustics is a solid choice.

You can apparently get the Fifth Edition for $10 used.

u/CuriousEar · 4 pointsr/audiophile

Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms is a superb book (the author is well known in the industry). Very detailed, very factual and all about how you'll hear the music in a room. Tons of data and graphs from studies and measurements. Deliciously, also has details on how the specs of a product can be manipulated. You can see a shorter paper by the same author at Loudspeakers and Rooms for Sound
Reproduction—A Scientific Review

Master Handbook of Acoustics is also good.

u/Arve · 4 pointsr/audiophile

How about a book? F. Alton Everest/Ken Pohlmann - Master Handbook of Acoustics

u/infectedketchup · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

Get yourself a minor in mechanical (or possibly even seismic if your school offers it). Opens up anything dealing with transducers or how sound waves behave in a medium within a space.

Maybe pick yourself up a copy of Modern Recording Techniques to get a feel for what's going on hardware wise in the field. If you want to do more with the actual acoustics side of it, then grab Master Handbook of Acoustics. As a former EE major (I split before I graduated), I've also found Practical Electronics for Inventors handy to have around, even if only as a quick reference for things. Even has some theoretical refreshers in there if memory serves me correct.

If you find that you want to get into working with instrument amplification, then I'd recommend picking up Ultimate Bench Warrior since, to my understanding, tube circuits aren't really dealt with at the university level anymore.

Hope at least something in here is helpful.

u/troy_civ · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

some general thoughts from my side:

  • I can recommend these two books:

  • room treatment without measuring in pointless imho, so I highly recommend renting a mesurement system for a day and figure out what the exact prolems are

  • you can use some FEM model to simulate your room acoustic situation in order to find possible speaker positioning and sweep spot, BUT it doesn't make real life measures superfluent and it is not trivial to set up such a simulation, because you need to know the physikal behavior of your walls, floor and cieling. But it's absolutely possible to get a first feeling, even as an non-professional.

    => only AFTER you have done this, finding proper treatment options and suggestions from other users will be sucessful

u/worldofeinsteins · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Find a copy of this and read the section on monitor placement


And/or a look at


Literal chapters of information required before anyone can give you anything that resembles a helpful answer to your question, unfortunately. Acoustics are pretty complicated.

u/vedvikra · 1 pointr/Acoustics

The approach is usually broken into two categories: transmission loss and reverberation.

Transmission Loss is a measure of how much sound (noise) is reduced through partitions (i.e. walls, doors, windows). Increasing the transmission loss of a partition is what most will consider as "blocking" sound.

Reverberation is a measure of the effect of reflections that occur when sound waves interact with walls, doors, windows, ceilings, walls. We can affect reverberation by adding sound absorption panels to a space. Reduction reverberation is what most will consider as "absorbing" sound.

You will need to study up on these concepts to understand why possible options/approaches will or will not be effective and what impact each option will have. https://www.amazon.com/Master-Handbook-Acoustics-Sixth-Everest/dp/0071841040

Most noise occurs during movement between classes, so we're less concerned about that hindering studying.

Step 1: characterize all noise sources that occur during class activity (from inside the building and outside).

Step 2: characterize the pathway for each of those noise sources.

Step 3: identify possible solutions to mitigate each source-pathway combination with predictions on effect after treatment.

u/GigantorSmash · 0 pointsr/livesound

not trying to be snarky, but hire a pro. randomly, and blindly throwing acoustic treatments into an environment is a quick way to waste money.

treatments are not universal, and different treatments and approaches are used to deal with different issues.

what issues are you trying to deal with by using these "clouds"

what dose the architect, GC, acoustician and the HVAC/ mechanical contractor, and the electrical/ lighting contractor? Any of these parties will have something to say, as you need to know flow treatment will be supported by the building structure, not block HVAC ducting or airflow. not obstruct/ interfere with lighting, work esthetically within the space, meets code, dose not interfere with any installed sound/ pa coverage and then control/ adjust the sound of the room.

all that being said heres a decent enough book start with as far as reference material