Time to make standards "law?"

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RichardMA, May 24, 2002.

  1. RichardMA

    RichardMA Second Unit

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    Maybe it's time to tighten up the rules regarding
    standards for audio/video equipment. Case in point;
    Channel separation. Here is the spec from a hometheater
    receiver:
    Channel Separation (Vol. -30dB, Effect off)
    PHONO MM, Input Shorted, 1kHz/10kHz 72dB/60dB
    CD Input shorted, 1kHz/10kHz 72dB/60dB

    IMO, who cares about "phono" channel separation?
    We know what CD separation is likely to be, but why
    no listing of channel separation for the 5.1-6.1
    channels, the ones that matter? Also, what effect
    do all the DSP modes have on channel separation?
    Well, I know the effect, but I'd like to see the
    numbers anyway.

    Like questionable claims for power amplification,
    channel separation is another area that needs
    "attention" and more information from the mfgs.
    -Rich
     
  2. Saurav

    Saurav Cinematographer

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  3. Doug_Wes

    Doug_Wes Auditioning

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    I'd sure like to see the FTC or somebody establish standards for home theater amplifier power ratings. There's nothing wrong with rating an amp with just 2 or 3 channels driven, since that figure can be meaningful if you're like me and listen to stereo music a lot. But after reading some of the experiences of folks in this forum, I'd like to know the power ratings with ALL the channels driven too. And it should be displayed prominently in advertising, brochures, etc.
     

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