Past meetings of the Society
March 2011

Date: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 6:00 PM

Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington St.
Room: 103, Boston, MA 02215

Featured Guests: Jonathan Novick, Audio Precision ( ), Director of Sales, past Chair of LA’s AES, & a BSEE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Topic: Lies, Damned Lies & Specifications

Specs are important. Every product has them. Lots of time and money are spent measuring them. People will base purchase decisions on them.

Which spec tells you how a product sounds?
Is 10% THD way too much or just barely noticeable?
Why do some bad products have good specs and vice versa?
Why don’t we measure audio products with music as a stimulus?
Why are datasheets for finished audio products so short?
Jonathan’s interactive presentation will take a closer look at the world of specs including the “art” of specsmanship. Live listening tests will be conducted during the presentation so that attendees can compare real world performance to measured specifications for a variety of circuit problems.


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