Villy Hansen and Erik Rørbaek Madsen have shown that one form of distortion that is audible is phase distortion, and that this affects transient performance. Thus, it is not sufficient, as was previously believed, to be content with a flat amplitude/frequency characteristic and low harmonic and intermodulation distortion, which the better designs with steep cut crossover networks achieve, but also low phase distortion. All these qualities can be included in a common test specification, which will be called "voltage transfer error function."
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