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Critical Listening Skills for Audio Professionals by F. Alton Everest

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Distortions generated in the ear

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Distortion in amplifiers, loudspeakers, and other pieces of audio equipment is a matter of deep concern, not only to the designers of such equipment, but also to those using it. High-fidelity sound requires low distortion in each link of the audio chain, because the distortion of each link adds to that of other links.

All this attention to distortion in equipment is for the purpose of preserving the full quality and naturalness of the original sound through the transmission, recording, and reproduction processes.

A system that is truly linear delivers at its output terminals ...

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