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Line array theory & Audio theory books!!!! Where and which ones?

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Howdy all.

So I understand the basic principles of line array theory, however I want to do some serious reading on the theory behind line arrays, cardioid sub arrays, delays, etc etc. Generally the theory behind the big PA rigs in live events. I have read all of Dave Rats blogs but I just want a paper copy to study.

Is there any particular books that I should get, or avoid hehe. Im not afraid of hardcore research.

many thanks

Duncan

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:46 PM

Duncan,

Each manufacturer usually has a technical or white paper on how they have 'solved' the issues of line arrays - and how their approach is better than any competitor!

There are some good papers in the AES archive (at cost) or you can buy this book:

Bob McCarthy's book

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:48 PM

I've got / read Sound Systems: Design and Optimization by Bob McCarthy, which covers what you are interested in. Goes into plenty of detail but no real maths.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:31 PM

Duncan, Bob McCarthy's book is the book to read.

Good luck!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:02 AM

If you want to go into the physics, this is the book you need.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:10 AM

If you want to get very very technical then;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loudspeaker-Headph...1329&sr=1-1

And hunt the library for the post-war edition of this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Applied-Acoustics-...mp;sr=1-3-fkmr0

(I found a 1954 copy in a university library once)

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