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AES48-2005 (s2015): AES standard on interconnections - Grounding and EMC practices - Shields of connectors in audio equipment containing active circuitry
Printing Date: 2010-07-08
Publication History: Pub. 2005; Reaffirmed 2010; Stabilized 2015
Abstract: This standard specifies requirements for the termination, within audio equipment, of the shields of cables supporting interconnections with other equipment, taking into account measures commonly necessary for the preservation of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) at both audio and radio frequencies. The shielding (or screening) of audio equipment, cables, and microphones can be critical for EMC. The improper connection of these shields can cause common-impedance coupling in equipment. From XL connector usage, where Pin 1 is standardised as the designated shield contact, this has been identified as the Pin 1 problem
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