"Pro Audio needs more tools like this, well thought out, well researched and well written, a valuable tool! - Sam Berkow, SIA Acoustics
"Writing a meaningful book on live sound loudspeaker system measurement & optimization is perhaps one the most daunting tasks one could ever dream up. Bob McCarthy has accomplished this and his new book provides very detailed guidelines for those of us who are involved in the design and commissioning of live sound loudspeaker systems." Tom Young Electroacoustic Design Services
Bob's new book is not like other books on general sound system design. It focuses on loudspeakers and their interaction with each other, and the rooms they are installed in. The result is that the reader will not only have a clear idea of what the difficulties are in designing systems, but have at hand some well thought out suggestions on handling the exceptions. Recommended without reservation. Thorny (Alexander Yuill-Thornton II) Solstice Company
Unlike the many other books that offer fine discourses on theory, this book also provides you the intellectual tools you need to make the tough calls in the field, when time is tight and things haven't gone exactly according to plan. Setting priorities is the hardest part and Bob McCarthy lays it out - loud and clear. Dave Clark, Engineering Harmonics Inc.
Written by the industry leader Optimized Design is a ‘cookbook’ from the master chef of this field