Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings - January 2014
Accurate Calculation of Radiation and Diffraction from Loudspeaker Enclosures at Low Frequency - June 2013
New Measurement Techniques for Portable Listening Devices: Technical Report - October 2013
Distribution of the Phonograph Signal Rate of Change
The distribution of the rate of change of the RIAA-corrected phonograph signal was measured. Thirteen recordings representing various kinds of music were used, including both processed and directly cut disks. The measurement was designed to give for each music sample the total time during which the signal rate of change exceeds a certain threshold value. The total times as a function of threshold are presented in the range of 10 µs to 1 s for music samples with a length of about 3 min each. Also, the peak voltages of the signal and the signal derivative were measured. The distribution of the signal rate of change is dependent on the music character giving the high content of large rate of change values for pop and brass music, and lower values for certain classical and purely vocal music samples. The maximum rate of change varies from 5 to 110 V/ms and the maximum peak-to-peak voltage from 1 to 7 V in the output of the RIAA amplifier. The normalized value, that is, the maximum rate of change divided by the maximum peak-to-peak voltage, ranges from 3 to 25 V/V/ms.
Click to purchase paper 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 $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.