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Power and Real Signals in an Audio System

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Power requirements for the amplifiers and drivers in a one-, two-, or three-channel active loudspeaker system have been determined by analyzing the moving-power maxima in 70 sequences of recorded musical and speech signals for different time constants and frequency bands. It was found that the distribution of these maxima follows a double exponential law. A computer program was used to process the data.

JAES Volume 31 Issue 6 pp. 423-429; June 1983
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