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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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CHAPTER 6

Transmission Techniques: Wire and Cable

 

Handbook for Sound Engineers by Glen Ballou

 

INTRODUCTION

It was not long ago that wire was the only method to inexpensively and reliably transmit sound or pictures from one place to another. today we not only have wire, but we also have fiber optics, and wireless radio frequency (RF) transmission from Blu-tooth to wireless routers, cell phones, and microwave and satellite delivery. This chapter will discuss the various forms of wire and cable used in audio and video.

Wire is a single conductive element. Wire can be insulated or uninsulated. Cable, on the other hand, is two or more conductive elements. While they theoretically could be uninsulated, the chance of them touching each other and ...

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