Since the publication of my book, a number of people have requested me to create a place where we can carry on a discussion specifically related to the topics in that text and where they can directly address issues and questions to me. In addition to those specific topics in the book, my intention here is to set up a forum where people can talk about a range of issues generally related to design and optimization of sound reinforcement systems. I will have the ability to add features to this blog site, and so I am viewing this as the beginning of a sort of experiment. Naturally, the input of others in the field is welcome in regards to any of these topics. But, at least for now, we have set up this blog in a format in which I will write comments/articles, etc. from time to time and people can come in and directly comment on these or they can comment on any of the topics in Sound Systems: Optimization & Design. For now, if you want to originate a topic, bring up a particular issue or some such thing, you can email me through the blog. I will try to respond on the blog, assuming it is general enough in subject matter as to be interesting to the professional audio public. If you want a question answered privately (i.e. you do not have a matter of general interest to discuss) you can contact me through my web site www.bobmccarthy.com, otherwise, we’ll keep it here.