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Printing Date:
2004-02-04
Publication History:
Pub. 1998; Rev. 2004; Stabilized 2012.
Abstract:
This document describes the style for levels standardized in IEC 60027-3, Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology -- Part 3: Logarithmic Quantities and Units, and the power and voltage level clauses of IEC 60268-2 Sound system equipment -- Part 2: Explanation of general terms and calculation methods, and summarizes and reviews the presently-used notations for expressing levels in condensed or abbreviated form, what expressions are used, and what quantities and reference quantities are implied.
The original document of 1998 was revised 2004-02 to delete considering the adoption of 1 V as the reference quantity for new work in audio engineering. (7 pages)
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Printing Date:
1999-03-31
Publication History:
Pub. 1997; Stabilized 2008-09-22
Abstract:
This document is the report of Task group SC-02-M, a task force within the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee (AESSC), which studied the future of high-capacity audio media [such as DVD] for over one year with input from more than 80 persons and organizations. (22 pages)
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Printing Date:
2011-10-05
Publication History:
Pub. 2000; Revised 2006; Reaffirmed 2011, Stabilized 2017
Abstract:
This document focuses on the measurement of audio quality specifications in a PC environment. Each specification listed has a definition and an example measurement technique. Also included is a detailed description of example test setups to measure each specification.

There have been many improvements in PC audio since the original AES-6id document was published. This revision of AES-6id-2000 includes substantial updates that reflect the improvements in the PC sound sub-system, as well as some updates based on many real world measurements.(48 pages)
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Printing Date:
2015-02-02
Publication History:
Pub. 1997; Reaffirmed 2003, Reaffirmed 2009, Reaffirmed 2014, Stabilized 2019
Abstract:
This document provides guidelines for measuring, presenting and predicting polar data from a single acoustic source or from an array of acoustic sources. It describes and quantifies measurement resolution, presentation resolution, prediction techniques and measurement environments. The information presented here is based on objective measurements and does not take subjective or psychoacoustic criteria into account. (27 pages)
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Printing Date:
2015-09-22
Publication History:
Pub. 2001; Reaffirmed 2007; Stabilized 2008-09-22;
Abstract:
This document provides guidelines for characterizing the uniformity of scattering produced by surfaces from measurements or predictions of scattered polar responses. In this context, the surface scattering is quantified in terms of a single diffusion coefficient. The diffusion coefficient is a measure of quality designed to be used by producers and users of surfaces that, either deliberately or accidentally, diffuse sound. It is also intended for use when needed by developers and users of geometric room acoustic models. The diffusion coefficient is not intended, however, to be blindly used as an input to current diffusion algorithms in geometric room acoustic models. The diffusion coefficient characterizes the sound reflected from a surface in terms of the uniformity of the scattered polar distribution. The information document details a free-field characterization method. (20 pages)
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Printing Date:
2010-07-09
Publication History:
Pub. 1995;
Rev. 2001;
Reaffirmed 2006; WITHDRAWN 2010
Abstract:
This document contains information regarding cables, cable equalizers, and receiver circuits including adaptors to or from standard AES3 equipment and cabling where it is required to transmit AES3 formatted signals over long distances (up to 1000 m), or in a video installation using analog video distribution equipment. It is not intended to be an alternative electrical specification to AES3, which is based on balanced, shielded, twisted-pair cable transmission over distances of up to 100 m. The information is based on studies and laboratory experiments discussed in a series of technical reports that have been partly summarized and included. (23 pages)
NOTE This document was WITHDRAWN on 2010-07-09. The reason for this withdrawal is that the content of AES-3id has been superseded by AES3-4-2009, Annex D (Normative) Coaxial transmission, and by AES-2id Annex C Coaxial cable adapters and equalizer characterization, and so this Information Document has become redundant.
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