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

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Chapter 8Variation

Speaker coverage has a shape. The audience area has a shape. Sound design is about laying the speaker shapes over the audience. This chapter begins the search for the best speaker shape to fill the room. We start simple, with a single speaker, and set the stage for the next chapter, where we will expand into speaker arrays.

variation n. varying, departure from a former or normal condition or action or amount or from a standard or type, extent of this.

variance n.

disagreement, difference of opinion, dispute, lack of harmony.

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The goal is straightforward: same everywhere. Same level, frequency response, clarity and sonic image location. The applicable principles are the same for single speakers and ...

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