Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

Improving the Listening and Viewing Experience

Routledge, 1st edition (2019), 356 pages, 208 illustrations


Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home is a comprehensive guide that will help you set up a modern audio-video system in a small room such as a home theatre or studio control room.

This book covers everything you need to know to optimize the reproduction of multichannel audio and high-resolution video. It provides concrete advice on equipment set up, display calibration, loudspeaker positioning, room acoustics, and much more.

Detailed, easy-to-grasp explanations of the underlying principles ensure you will make the right choices, find alternatives, and separate the rigid from the more flexible requirements to achieve the best possible results.


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Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

contains everything you need to know.

  • The book contains practical advice for setting up an audio-video system to optimally reproduce audio and video with high quality in a small room, such as a home listening room, home theater, or studio control room.
  • The book covers both the reproduction of audio and video to do justice to the fact that modern home entertainment systems integrate multichannel digital audio and high-resolution digital video.
  • The book deals with the entire reproduction chain including the quality of the source material, audio and video equipment, configuration settings, room design, and acoustics.
Loudspeakers © 2019 from Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home by Vincent Verdult. Reproduced by permission of Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, a division of Informa plc.

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

provides actionable advice.

  • Learn to optimally set up your audio-video system while taking into account practical constraints such as limited budget, aesthetic consideration, and rooms that are not dedicated to audio-video reproduction.
  • Learn the underlying principles on which the advice is based. This enables you to cope with real-life compromises, make the right choices, find alternatives, and separate the rigid requirements from the more flexible ones.
Video display © 2019 from Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home by Vincent Verdult. Reproduced by permission of Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, a division of Informa plc.

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

is based on scientific research and good engineering practice.

  • All material is presented in an easy-to-understand way that requires no specific background knowledge in audio or video engineering.
  • References are provided to books, international standards, and scientific papers for readers who want to delve deeper.
Sound propagation © 2019 from Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home by Vincent Verdult. Reproduced by permission of Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, a division of Informa plc.