This course is part of a series of core curriculum courses that deal with fundamental technologies associated with audio systems and components.
Course aims to strike a balance between theory, practical applications, and aesthetic appreciation using a structure that includes lectures, class-based activities, and cohort-based work outside of the classroom. Students must pass this course with a grade of C or better in order to continue in the concentration of their choosing.
Students will develop and apply college-level vocabulary, mathematics, and critical thinking skills in the context of audio equipment and technology. The major topics covered include:
• Microphones/Loudspeakers: technology, application, and operating principles
• Audio Signals: technology, measurement, and processing
• Critical evaluation of sound, signals, and equipment
Basic Audio System also introduces the students to some of the general concepts associated with circuit simulation using software tools.
Sample Syllabus (.pdf
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