Mix “Insider Audio” columnist Paul Lehrman's The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader features a compilation of Lehrman's favorite columns. Lehrman will be signing books at AES Booth #942.
Far more than a simple historical retelling, The JBL Story: 60 Years of Audio Innovation 326-page book — written by the late John Eargle — is packed with rare photos, advertising and brochure reprints, technical drawings and diagrams. Certainly, one of the strengths of the book comes from Eargle himself — a audio historian, design engineer, Grammy-winning engineer and producer of hundreds of records and JBL employee/consultant.
After a foreward by Les Paul, the $29.95 book begins with the pre-JBL days of Lansing Manufacturing in 1927 on through the company founding in 1947 up to the present. Highlights include chapters on JBL innovations in consumer, studio, cinema and live sound, followed by spotlights of major installs. One of my favorite sections details the engineering of various key products, from the classic D130 woofer and the ring “bullet” tweeter up through today's Eon and VerTec systems. Dist. by Hal Leonard books; available from www.mixbooks.com and other retailers.