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A Brief View of EIA Standards in the Audio Field

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A full understanding of the significance of any standard benefits from a knowledge of the formulating body, its organization, its standards procedures, and the degree to which it prolulgates. For this reason, this paper includes, in the first three sections, background information on EIA, its Engineering Department, and its Standardization Procedures. The main body of the paper identifies twenty-five EIA Standards relating to the Audio field in such categories as Broadcasting, Sound Systems, Loudspeakers, Pickups, Stylii, Phones, Disc and Magnetic Recording and Power Output Ratings. The content of some of the more widely used of these standards is described, as well as new standards efforts under development.

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