Chapter 6

Performance Testing

The previous chapter enabled us to bring a piece of audio equipment to a state where it could be used safely. In this chapter, we will assume that we have a working piece of equipment, but that we want to measure precisely how well it works. We might do this for a variety of reasons: we hope to verify that it works as designed; we suspect that it can be improved, so we measure with a view to correction; we know that it works well, and want some numbers to boast about.

Keywords

Audio measurements; dBu; RIAA; Zobel; frequency response; distortion; noise; hum; dummy load; PPM

The previous chapter enabled us to bring a piece of audio equipment to a state where it could be used safely. In this chapter, we will assume ...

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