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Critical Listening Skills for Audio Professionals by F. Alton Everest

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What it is and how it sounds

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The output of any audio system invariably differs from what went into it because of distortion generated within the system. Of the several types of distortion, we shall concentrate on that type which is called non-linear distortion, which is of great concern in the world of high fidelity. Any distortion results in new frequency components being generated within the equipment which do not rightfully belong to the signal.

If the input signal to an amplifier is increased, we expect a corresponding increase in output. The operating region over which this is true is rightly called the linear ...

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