The classic reference book Audio Systems Design and Installation, by longtime AES member Philip Giddings, is back in print due to popular demand, and available online from the publisher, Post Toronto Books.
Recommended by InfoComm International as a CTS-D exam content resource, and by the Rane Pro Audio Reference as "the book on interconnection wiring, grounding, shielding and AC power," this 600-page pro audio staple has come to be highly valued by sound system designers and installers.
"This book is still the only place I have found guidelines for interfacing every conceivable combination of audio gear. If you are designing a studio, sound system, or other multimedia equipment, you need to read most of this book before you pick up your soldering iron," said Michael W. Hulbert, of Anaheim, CA, in an online review. Added Francis P. Biancamano III of New York, "This is the bible of audio interfacing. I truly could not get along without this book."
Audio Systems Design and Installation focuses on solving design problems correctly, avoiding costly mistakes, and adding performance to system design and construction. The author demonstrates how to follow professional standards in developing audio systems in order to achieve harmony with safety and a vastly improved system design.
“Anyone who has to install or work with a professional audio system should have a copy of this book.” – Daniel R. von Recklinghausen, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
“It is so thorough, so well written and well illustrated that it has become an instant classic. Gloriously nuts-and-bolts. ‘Instant classic,' ‘must have,' ‘perennial'—strong language, rarely justified. But wait until you see Audio Systems Design and Installation!” – Ted Uzzle, Sound & Video Contractor
“A landmark book that sets the standard by which all other such books should be judged. Every audio engineer, sound system designer, installer, and technician should read and understand the contents of this book.” – Greg Vinci, IATSE 48, North Canton, OH
Author Philip Giddings is the founder of design consultants Engineering Harmonics. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa, the firm is a world leader in the design of performance sound, video, and communications systems for performing arts centers, sports facilities, public buildings, and houses of worship. He remains a senior consultant to the firm.
Audio Systems Design and Installation by Philip Giddings, P. Eng. Trade paperback. (xxvi + 574 pp, index) published by Post Toronto Books (ISBN 978-0-9920244-0-6), $69.95. For ordering information and to download the Table of Contents, visit Post Toronto Books at www.posttoronto.com.
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