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Design of a High-Quality Public Address System for Aircraft Use

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A recently designed public address system for aircraft use is described. The system utilizes distributed loudspeakers and is designed to provide aesthetically pleasing, high-quality boarding music plus intelligible and natural speech announcements. Detailed performance goals were formulated to achieve the desired electroacoustic characteristics and assure compatibility with aircraft operational requirements. The system includes a novel method of power distribution within the aircraft.

JAES Volume 19 Issue 5 pp. 410-416; May 1971
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