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AES17 - Inter-channel cross-talk
« on: September 27, 2020, 01:00:42 AM »
Applies to: EUTs with analogue or digital inputs and analogue or digital outputs.

Aim: To measure the inter-channel cross-talk between the channels of the EUT at a range of
frequencies.

Method
The input of the EUT's driven channel is fed with a sinusoidal stimulus at 20dBFS which is swept in
octave steps from 10Hz to the upper band-edge frequency. The input to the un-driven channel (if
digital) is fed with a digital-zero signal or (if analogue) is terminated with 50R (or 25R if unbalanced).
At each frequency, the ratio of the RMS amplitude of the output of the un-driven channel (measured
through a 1/3 octave band-pass filter at the stimulus frequency) to the RMS amplitude of the output of
the driven channel is measured, and displayed graphically in dB against frequency. The un-driven
and driven channels are reversed and the test is repeated. The two channels are overlaid on the
same axes so that worst-case cross-talk can be easily seen.

Conclusion

The UP exhibits a maximum cross-talk of 110dB all of the way up to 10kHz and at least 107dB at 20KHz. Below 1kHz the cross-talk is at least 125 dB  !

Compared with DEQX from Stereophile .

Quote
"Channel separation was excellent, at >115dB in both directions below 1kHz, and still 95dB at 20kHz."

we can see that the Ultimate-Preamplifier is indeed superior in terms of channel separation and cross-talk !

References
http://resources.prismsound.com/tm/dS3_Applications_Manual_A4nc.pdf
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 01:02:55 AM »
110 dB maximum cross-talk all the way up to 10kHz is an excellent result !

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 01:04:43 AM »
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