Crosstalk measurement

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IBA Crosstalk weighting curve.svg

Crosstalk measurement is made on audio systems to determine the amount of signal leaking across from one channel to another.

Interchannel crosstalk applies between the two channels of a stereo system, and is usually not very important on modern systems, though it was hard to keep below the desired figure of -30dB or so on vinyl recordings and FM radio.

Crosstalk between channels in mixing consoles, and between studio feeds is much more of a problem, as these are likely to be carrying very different programmes or material.

The IBA[disambiguation needed] drew up a weighting curve for use in crosstalk measurement that gives due emphasis to the subjective audibility of different frequencies, as shown here. This is still in use, despite the demise of the IBA, and in the absence of any international standards is worth adopting.[according to whom?]

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