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Communication Technology Update, 10/e, 10th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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DIGITAL AUDIO

Ted Carlin, Ph.D.*

Do you remember seeing that tall stack of audio components piled one on top of another in the corner of your neighbor's living room? Maybe you still have one of those high-fidelity music centers yourself? Or was that just something you saw in an old movie? Where not too long ago homes and retail store shelves were full of tuners, equalizers, and amplifiers, today's audio consumer has apparently decided to pack all of that audio wizardry into a smaller, more manageable, and portable listening environment. In large part, you can thank the computer and the Internet for this reconfiguration of audio product design and listening preference. Many consumers have turned their computers into music jukeboxes that conveniently ...

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