Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide, offering the tools and understanding needed to cut out the guesswork from loudspeaker choice and set-up.

Philip Newell and Keith Holland, with the assistance of Sergio Castro and Julius Newell, combine their years of experience in the design, application, and use of loudspeakers to cover a range of topics from drivers, cabinets, and crossovers, to amplifiers, cables, and surround sound. Whether using loudspeakers in a recording studio, mastering facility, broadcasting studio, film post-production facility, home, or musician’s studio, or if you simply aspire to improve your music-production system this book will help you make the right decisions.

This new edition provides significant updates on the topics of digital control, calibration, and cinema loudspeaker systems.

chapter 1|20 pages

What Is a Loudspeaker?

chapter 2|46 pages

Diversity of Design

chapter 3|38 pages

Loudspeaker Cabinets

chapter 4|32 pages


chapter 5|28 pages


chapter Seven|32 pages

Loudspeaker Behaviour in Rooms

chapter Eight|54 pages

Form Follows Function

chapter Nine|40 pages

Subjective and Objective Assessment

chapter Eleven|40 pages

Low-Frequency and Transient-Response Dilemmas

chapter Twelve|24 pages

The Challenges of Surround Sound

chapter Thirteen|36 pages

Loudspeakers for Cinema Soundtrack Mixing