F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics vs. Floyd Toole's Sound Reproduction?
I have Jim Smith’s Get Better Sound (which I like) and am
now looking for a book to go deeper into acoustics, room effects, room
treatments, speaker design, speaker and room interactions, etc. I’m not designing a room from scratch, and
most of the room related information would be used for hifi in a furnished, non-dedicated
room as opposed to a studio. On the other hand, I’m also a
musician so some of the broader information could be helpful and/or
interesting in a larger context.
I’ve heard great things about both F. Alton Everest's Master
Handbook of Acoustics and Floyd Toole's Sound
Reproduction. At this point, however, I
can only buy one book – and would prefer to buy the one that is more “the one
not to be without” so to speak and will be the one to refer to long term. Can anyone compare and contrast these 2 books? Any thoughts or recommendations would be helpful. Thanks in advance!