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

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Chapter10.1

Audio Signal Analysis

Stanley Salek, P.E.

Hammett & Edison, Inc., Consulting Engineers

San Francisco, California

Thomas Kite and David Mathew

Audio Precision, Inc.

Beaverton, Oregon

Updated for the 11th Edition by

John Kean

Cavell Mertz and Associates

Manassas, VA

Introduction

Audio signal analysis remains one of the fundamental chapters in the NAB Engineering Handbook because audio is an essential part of all broadcasting. With the 11th Edition, this chapter reflects the almost universal use of digital audio systems. Analog measurement definitions and techniques are maintained to explain fundamentals, and a section on audio loudness measurement has been added.

The ability to quantify audio signals in terms of characteristics and ...

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