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Reference EN 60908:1999
Title Audio recording - Compact disc digital audio system
Project Number 12193
Abstract/Scope Applies to a pre-recorded optical reflective digital audio disc system. Defines those parameters of compact discs that affect interchangeability between discs and players. Is also intended as a reference for manufacturers wishing to produce discs and/or players that conform to the system described.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-03-04
Current Stage code deadline 1999-11-01
Deadline date for vote  


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60908:1999 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.30 - Audio systems
Keywords Audio; Compact disc; Digital audio system
Note EN following parallel vote * A2 published as new edition of EN
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-03-04 1999-11-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1998-11-01 1999-02-01  
5099 1998-10-01 1998-11-01  
5062 1998-09-11 1998-10-01  
5020 1998-06-05 1998-08-17  
1090 1998-06-04 1998-10-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-03-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-11-01


Supersedes EN 60908:1992
EN 60908:1992/A1:1993
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EBU Tech 3258-E:1991
IEC :1900
IEC :1900
IEC 506:1900
ISO/IEC 646:1991
ISO 3901:1986
ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998
EN 60068-2-2:1993
EN 60068-2-30:1999
EN 60721-3-5:1997
EN 61104:1992
EN 61866:1997
EN 61938:1997
corr. February 1997

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