An indispensable guide in the day-to-day work of designing sound systems. This accurate, complete, and concise tool is a necessary addition to the library of anyone involved in audio engineering. Sound Systems Engineering is a a comprehensive text useful in the day-to-day work of designing sound systems. It is a practical manual that carefully examines a step-by-step method of accurately predicting such variables as acoustic gain, speech intelligibility, and required electrical input power while plans are still on the drawing board. This approach, described in 19 heavily illustrated, information packed chapters, can save your clients thousands of dollars. Contains a history of audio. Details audio mathematics. Describes audio and acoustic instrumentation.