Tag Archive for: Digital

Product Data Sheets – What should be on product data sheets?

Random Thoughts by Jim Brown

Jim Brown answers this question, “What should be on product data sheets?”  He gives some very insightful information. Thank you Jim!

The full version of Jim’s article includes sections on Intercom and Infrared systems.

It’s … Read more

Digital Audio at Last…

Thinking Digitally by Steve Macatee

In this article, Steve Macatee compares analog audio system to a digital audio system.

There has been very little thinking digitally about audio in my past articles. It’s time to get back to audio.

Analog … Read more

Dynamic Range – More Bits, More Footroom

By Steve Barbar

In this article, Steve Barbar addresses the term bits (numbers) to help the reader get a better understanding of dynamic range.

Once converted to a PCM digital signal, there are two fixed points of reference – the … Read more

Think Digitally

By Steve Macatee

Welcome to a recurring column on many things digital.

Years ago, Apple Computer ran an ad campaign with photos of famous people with the slogan “Think Different.” This column’s title is an unfortunate reality of living in … Read more

Integration Convergence and the Future of the World

By Brad Nelson

Brad Nelson clarifies the concepts of integration and convergence.

There is a great deal of confusion over the concepts of integration and convergence. One company may call themselves “system integrators,” while another might use the moniker “convergence … Read more

Ethernet is Audio (and Audio is Ethernet)

Thinking Digitally – By Steve Macatee

This article will help you understand what is going on within the Ethernet cables and equipment.

Us audio folks have always been careful to keep the physical transport of our audio signals under tight … Read more

The Squeeze – How to turn 8 bits into 15 bits and get away with it!

Campbell’s Corner – By Dick Campbell

Dick Campbell asked the question,  How to turn 8 bits into 15 bits and get away with it? He will tell you how in the article.

Anyone listening to 8-bit linear PCM encoded audio … Read more

Subnet Masks: Organizing the Network Neighborhood

Thinking Digitally – Steve Macatee

Steve Macatee helps us to “think digital” to get a better understanding of subnet masks.

Subnet mask. These words are not even a sentence yet they still strike fear in all but hardened network nerds. … Read more

DSP Comparsion – Configuring a 3-Way Loudspeaker (Part 3)

By Pat Brown

DSP Comparsion – Configuring a 3-Way Loudspeaker. Pat Brown looks at the transfer function of the DSP to a loudspeaker .

The last two issues of the Syn-Aud-Con Newsletter included Parts 1 and 2 of “DSP Comparison.” … Read more

DSP Comparison – If They Sound Different, They Are Different… (Part 1)

By Pat Brown

How do DSPs compare? Pat Brown decided to test several DSPs and publish the measured data.

It is a buyer’s market when it comes to digital signal processors (DSP). It seems like everyone has one, and that … Read more