Drawing conclusions about the actual subjective performance of an amplifier from the results of standard tests can be difficult. The measured results for the harmonic distortion and inter-modulation distortion in the case of the linear amplifier are excellent and exceed those of the digital amplifier. However, a subjective assessment with music material ranked the digital amplifier performance as superior. More investigation was required.
Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.