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Links to reviews, measurements, explanatory articles, listening tests and other resources.
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  • Meta-Database: Collection of measurement databases, publications, tools, software and other resources.
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ASR Explanatory Articles & Primers
Understanding Measurements
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Understanding Measurements: Specs
Understanding Measurements: Acoustics & Psychoacoustics
Understanding Measurements: Headphones
Understanding Measurements: Speakers
Understanding Measurements: Subwoofers & Bass
Understanding Measurements: Microphones
Practicalities: Measurement, Setup & Correction
Practicalities: Subwoofer Integration
Analog Audio: Speakers
Analog Audio: Amplifiers
Analog Audio: Cables
Analog Audio: Turntables
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Large Room Acoustics, Commercial Installations & Studios
  • (2017) Trevor Cox & Peter D'Antonio. 3rd ed. Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design & Application. Published by Routledge.
  • (2016) Bob McCarthy. Sound Systems: Design & Optimization. 3rd ed. Published by Focal Press.
  • (2015) F. Alton Everest & Ken Pohlmann. Master Handbook of Acoustics. 6th ed. Published by McGraw-Hill.
  • (2013) Philip Giddings. Audio Systems Design & Installation. 2nd ed. Published by Post Toronto Books.
  • (2010) Architectural Acoustics: Principles & Practice. 2nd ed. Edited by William Cavanaugh, Gregory Tocci & Joseph Wilkes. Published by John Wiley & Sons.
Small Room Acoustics, Home Listening Rooms & Studios
  • (2019) Vincent Verdult. Optimal Audio & Video Reproduction at Home. Published by Routledge.
  • (2018) Floyd Toole. Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics & Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers & Rooms. 3rd ed. Published by Routledge.
  • (2017) Mark Waldrep. Music & Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound. Published by AIX.
  • (2003) Earl Geddes & Lidia Lee. Premium Home Theater: Design & Construction. Published by GedLee.
Psychoacoustics
  • (2018) Floyd Toole. Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics & Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers & Rooms. 3rd ed. Published by Routledge.
  • (2013) Brian Moore. An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing. 6th ed. Published by Brill.
  • (2008) Juan Roederer. The Physics & Psychophysics of Music. 4th ed. Published by Springer.
  • (1996) Jens Blauert. Spatial Hearing: The Psychophysics of Human Sound Localization. Revised edition. Published by Routledge.
  • (1994) Albert Bregman. Auditory Scene Analysis: The Perceptual Organization of Sound. Published by MIT Press.
Digital Audio
  • (2017) Mark Waldrep. Music & Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound. Published by AIX.
  • (2011) Ken Pohlmann. Principles of Digital Audio. 6th ed. Published by McGraw-Hill.
Transducers
  • (2019) Bjørn Kolbrek & Thomas Dunker. High-Quality Horn Loudspeaker Systems: History, Theory & Design. Published by Kolbrek Elektroakustikk.
  • (2018) Floyd Toole. Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics & Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers & Rooms. 3rd ed. Published by Routledge.
  • (2012) Ray Bradburn. Eargle's Microphone Book. 3rd ed. Published by Elsevier.
History
  • (2019) Bjørn Kolbrek & Thomas Dunker. High-Quality Horn Loudspeaker Systems: History, Theory & Design. Published by Kolbrek Elektroakustikk.
  • (2008) Peter Copeland. Manual of Analogue Sound Restoration Techniques. Published by British Library.
  • (1999) Robert Beyer. Sounds of Our Times: Two Hundred Years of Acoustics. Published by Springer-Verlag.
  • (1992) Frederick Vinton Hunt. Origins in Acoustics: The Science of Sound from Antiquity to the Age of Newton. 2nd ed. Published by Acoustical Society of America.
  • (1954) Frederick Vinton Hunt. Electroacoustics: The Analysis of Transduction and its Historical Background. Published by Harvard University Press.
  • (1935) Dayton Clarence Miller. Anecdotal History of the Science of Sound. Published by MacMillan Company.
Music
  • (1966; 2017) Pierre Schaffer. Treatise on Musical Objects. Translated by Christine North & John Dack. Published by University of California Press.
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That's a lot of work, hats off ....
Thanks. I wanted to represent all the work our community has done. I'm pretty sure I've included all the formal reviews.

@Rja4000 you started a thread recently about the front page. Since these tables contain everything and are linked from the main forum page and main reviews page, as well as elsewhere, does this suffice?
 
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Thx for the compilation!

But it is hard to pick thru and find things - is there a searchable compilation anywhere?
 
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Thx for the compilation!

But it is hard to pick thru and find things - is there a searchable compilation anywhere?
Which findings do you mean?
 

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I'd like to find out if say the DAC in an Imac (or any mac) was tested and what was found.

The 'advanced search" is not very advanced or I'd use that.
 
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I'd like to find out if say the DAC in an Imac (or any mac) was tested and what was found.

The 'advanced search" is not very advanced or I'd use that.
What about the Audio Electronics Review & Measurement Index linked in the first post?

There's no universal search as yet, but you can type in entries into each filter. For example, under "Brand" you can type "Apple" and see what pops up.

If it's not clear, you need to press the funnel icons under "Posted By" and "Review Type" to see everything (they appear when you hover your mouse near the filter).
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Unfortunately that iMac measurement is just of the USB port noise level.

Edit: The search function has been added.
 
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That didn't work for me. "All" was checked and I couldn't get it unchecked. When I checked "Apple" it just added that to "all"
 
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That didn't work for me. "All" was checked and I couldn't get it unchecked. When I checked "Apple" it just added that to "all"
Did you:
  1. Click the (All) check mark
  2. Type Apple
  3. Click Apple check mark
  4. And Click Apply?

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I didn't realize this was so non-intuitive
 

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Please check why the Zaph ZA5.2 does not show up in the index. :)

Thanks,

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It does, as DIY (Zaph Audio)

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I'm open to other sorting options if you have ideas.


Thanks!

Strange I missed but was looking at the Zs. Suggest dropping the DIY part on the brand.

There are number of brands that we may test that span DIY and COTS (like Selah Audio). See the DIY aspect already shows in Review Type anyway. :cool:
 
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I'm open to other sorting options if you have ideas.
This works fine, IMO. It finds "zaph" even though that's not at the beginning of the entry.

I agree that the filtering is intuitive enough to use, but it is inefficient. When you open a field, the cursor's blinking away for you to start typing. But immediately typing breaks it. First, you need 2 extra clicks so that your typing can work properly. How about automatically clearing (all) IFF the user begins typing before making any other changes?
 
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I agree that the filtering is intuitive enough to use, but it is inefficient. When you open a field, the cursor's blinking away for you to start typing. But immediately typing breaks it. First, you need 2 extra clicks so that your typing can work properly. How about automatically clearing (all) IFF the user begins typing before making any other changes?
I'm not sure if Tableau can accomodate that. It's not 100% customizable. I'll look into it.
 
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It took me 1 year to randomly stumble upon this collection. This thread deserves more attention, so there will be less repetitive questions.
 

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if possible, it would be great to be either see or be able to drill down to the next layer in each category.
For example, if i want to see just subwoofer reviews, i have no way of being able to look at just the sub reviews. I have to sort through all the speaker reviews and know which ones are subs.
 
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