The AES SC-05-05 Working Group on Grounding and Electromagnetic Compatibility Practices, chaired by Anthony Kuzub of the CBC, has started a new project to specify the characterization of analog professional audio interfaces.
The X152 project will develop a standard method for characterizing analog professional audio interfaces and for the specification of these quantities in product data sheets. Particular attention will be paid to Input and output specifications such as drive circuit type, receiving circuit type, Impedance, sensitivity, maximum amplitude and grounding, including compatibility with existing standards such as AES48 and AES54. The group will look for commonalities among analog professional audio interfaces and create a template usable in published manuals and datasheets.
The resulting document will enable users of professional audio equipment to predict the behavior of devices as they come together to form a system. A common presentation language will give designers and installers the information required to properly interconnect devices. Users will be able to optimally connect devices based on specifications and reduce trial and error.
The Working Group is soliciting input and participation by all interested parties. If you would like to participate, sign using the link below.
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020