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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter2.8

Digital Audio Standards and Practices

Chip Morgan

CMBE

El Dorado Hills, California

Randall Hoffner

ABC, Inc.

New York, New York

Updated for the 11th Edition by

Tim Carroll

Dolby Laboratories

San Francisco, CA

Introduction

Since the last edition of this book, existing digital audio standards and practices have not seen a dramatic change in their basic definitions, but additional standards have appeared. Digital audio is no longer a format used only by the largest broadcasters and postproduction facilities; it has come to be relied upon as the only way to handle modern broadcast audio requirements. Digital audio has proven to be as robust and flexible as it was originally designed to be. Routing, distribution, storage, and signal processing ...

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