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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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CHAPTER 7

Grounding and Interfacing

 

Handbook for Sound Engineers by Bill Whitlock

 

INTRODUCTION

Many audio professionals think of system grounding as a black art. How many times have you heard someone say that a cable is picking up noise, presumably from the air like a radio receiver? Even equipment manufacturers often don't have a clue what's really going on when there's a problem. The most basic rules of physics are routinely overlooked, ignored, or forgotten. As a result, myth and misinformation have become epidemic! This chapter is intended to enable sound engineers to understand and either avoid or solve real-world noise problems. The electronic system engineering joke that cables are sources of potential trouble connecting two other ...

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