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Today we’re going to talk about group project #2. We did group project #1 a couple of weeks ago and there was a good response. People seem to identify and be interested in the resolution side of 2-channel systems. So let’s talk a little bit about distortion today because there’s a lot of components within our system, including our room that produce lots of distortions.

So we know we have amplifiers, we have speakers, we have cable. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a recording or a playback situation, we have all these components that must produce the music for us, that must produce the energy that we listen to.

So our question for today in group project #2 is which component of all those, the amplifier, the speaker, the source, the cable, the room, whatever component you have in your system, which component of all those produces the most distortion, okay? Then when you get that figured out, when you give that some thought, then I want you to discuss 3 types of audible distortion that that component does bring to the table.

So let’s look at all the components in the system because we know there’s a synergy of everything to get what we want in our rooms whether it’s a recorded sound or whether it’s a playback environment where we’re just listening for pleasure. So let’s think about the component in our system whatever that system is, which produces the most distortion and then discuss 3 types of distortion because you’re going to have to figure out what the distortion is and how much of it there is in order to make your selection.

So this will be a fun project. Let’s give it a go and see what happens.

This is an unedited transcript from our video series from Acoustic Fields. There will be some errors in grammar and sentence structure that occur during this translation process.

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Dennis Foley

I am an acoustic engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the business. My technology has been used in Electric Lady Land Studios, Sony Music of New York, Cello Music and Films founded by Mark Levinson, and Saltmines Studios in Mesa, Arizona, along with hundreds of others.

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