Multitone signals are often used as excitation for the characterization of audio systems. The frequency spectrum of the response consists of harmonics of the frequencies contained in the excitation and intermodulation products. Beside the choice of frequencies, in order to avoid frequency overlapping, there is also the need to choose adequate magnitudes and phases for the different components that constitute the multitone signal. In this study, we will investigate how the choice of the phases will impact the properties of the multitone signal, but also how it will affect the performances of a compensation method based on Volterra kernels and using multitone signals as an excitation.
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