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Floyd E. Toole studied electrical engineering at the University of New Brunswick and at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London where he received a Ph.D. In 1965 he joined the National Research Council of Canada where he reached the position of Senior Research Officer in the Acoustics and Signal Processing Group. In 1991 he joined Harman International Industries Inc. as Corporate Vice President – Acoustical Engineering. In this position he worked with all Harman International companies and directed the Harman Research and Development Group, a central resource for technology development and subjective measurements, retiring in 2007. He is currently a consultant to Harman.
Dr. Toole’s research has focused on the acoustics and psychoacoustics of sound reproduction in small rooms, directed to improving engineering measurements, objectives for loudspeaker design and evaluation, and techniques for reducing variability at the loudspeaker / room / listener interface. For papers on these subjects he has received two AES Publications Awards and, for service to the society, the Board of Governors Award. For his achievements he has been recognized with both the AES Silver Medal (1996) and Gold Medal (2013) Awards. He is a Fellow and Past President of the AES, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a Fellow of CEDIA (Custom Design and Installarion Association). He has been awarded Lifetime Achievement awards by CEDIA and ALMA (Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing & Acoustics International). He has recently written a book: "Sound Reproduction: the acoustics and psychoacoustics of loudspeakers and rooms." (Focal Press, 2008).
The use of test signals were never my forte but I did use them for subwoofer intergration and speaker and sub phase response. Dr. Read morePublished 24 days ago by John Mermigas
I am not going to write long about that book. Simply put: it just changed my attitude completely. Many things in this book seems contradictory to the common knowledge. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sobocinski Marcin
The definitive source for the science behind sound and its optimal reproduction in home theater environments.Published 12 months ago by Daniel Bastian
I give this book three stars. One star is for the attempt. After all it does have quite a bit of information in it that is often not written about or is not covered with this level... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Frank
As the title states .... this is just another long winded page filler exercise of nothing from another windbag with nothing to offer. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Lenglet
I used to count myself among these ranks, but ultimately lost interest and patience with more than one dealer, and ultimately the industry itself. Why? Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by John R. Smolley MD
Very detailed and illustrative book. I'm really enjoying the lecture of one of the best acoustic gurus in the industry.Published on February 11, 2013 by diego ivars
This book contained a lot more information than I needed to set up my 7.1 surround system, but all the extra information was extremely interesting and goes into the mathematics and... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Russell H. Evenhouse