ECE 49595 - Sound Reinforcement System Design

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2011

Requisites:
Prerequisites: ECE 25500 or consent of instructor Concurrent Prerequisites: ECE 30100 or consent of instructor

Requisites by Topic:
Prerequisites: Basic electronic components and circuit design principles Concurrent Prerequisites: Basic understanding of signals and systems

Catalog Description:
An introduction to computational tools used in the measurement and analysis of electro-acoustic systems, and their application to sound reinforcement system engineering. Service learning based projects, serving the needs of community clients, provide the context for application of sound reinforcement system design principles and practices.

Required Text(s):
  1. Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 2nd Edition, Bob McCarthy, Focal Press, 2009, ISBN No. 9780240521565.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Sound System Engineering, 3 Edition, Don Davis and Eugene Patronis, Focal Press, 2006, ISBN No. 0240808304.

Lecture Outline:

Week(s) Topics
1 Physics: radiation of sound
3 Sound: transmission, summation, and reception
3 Design: evaluation, prediction, variation, and specification
3 Optimization: examination, verification, and calibration
3 Component selection: loudspeakers, power amplifiers, signal processors, mixing consoles, microphones, racks, wiring
1 Project presentations
1 Demos, design project overview, midterm exam

Engineering Design Content:

Establishment of Objectives and Criteria
Synthesis
Analysis
Testing
Evaluation

Engineering Design Consideration(s):

Economic
Environmental
Ethical
Health/Safety
Social