Digital Audio Technology: A Guide to CD, MiniDisc, SACD, DVD(A), MP3 and DAT

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Jan Maes, Marc Vercammen
Taylor & Francis, Aug 22, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 360 pages
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An expert team from SONY Europe explains the technology behind today's major digital audio consumer products, including the Compact Disc, MiniDisc, Super Audio CD, DVD-Audio, MP3 and Digital Audio Tape.

Beginning with a fascinating overview of the history of audio technology, this fourth edition addresses the principles and technologies which underpin the various formats currently available. Considerable technical detail is provided, with extensive use of illustrations to enhance understanding.

Audio engineers, students and hi-fi enthusiasts who want to gain an understanding of the way these technologies have been developed will find no better introduction than this authoritative guide from SONY, a forerunner in the digital audio industry.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
xxiv
3Principles ofquantization
xxxix
4Overview of AD conversion systems Linear oruniform quantization
l
Operation of ADDA converters
5-2
Codesfor digital magnetic recording
5-22
The Compact Disc 8 Overview of the compact disc medium
8-8
10Optoelectronics and the optical block
10-2
The servo circuits in CD players Summary ofthe servo circuitsin a CD player
11-11
Digital AudioRecording Systems
12-17
15Digital audio tapeDAT format
12-30
Nontracking digital audio tape NTDAT
15-20
MiniDisc The rainbow book
15-27
Super Audio CD SACD Introduction Technical specifications and dimensions
17-59
Conclusion 19DVDAudio
17-74
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