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Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition by Michael Talbot-Smith

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6.4 Transmission developments: NICAM and RDS

6.4.1 Introduction

From an audio standpoint the development of both radio and television receivers has been driven over recent years by the various improvements in audio reproduction which have become available from record players, audio cassette players, hi-fi amplifiers, loudspeakers, and compact disc (CD) players. Transmission standards and, consequently, receiver performance always lag behind such developments because of the massive investments in transmitters, masts and all the other aspects of establishing a reliable transmission system which is needed to support the millions of listeners and viewers who rely upon these services. However, there has been much effort put into improvements of the ...

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