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Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 3rd Edition by Bob McCarthy

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Chapter 2Classification

What are sound systems made of? How do we classify the “system” into component parts for discussion? The simplest distillation might be signal sources, processors, transmitters and the connections between them. Now let’s slice it a little finer. Sources include signal emitters such as the voice, musical instruments, recorded playback, etc. The human voice will tell you straight from the source that they don’t want to be categorized as part of the sound system. They are the source for our sources: microphones and direct interfaces that give us custody of the signal. These in turn become sources for the next stage, the mix console, which in turn becomes the source for the system’s signal processing. The signal processing ...

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