Glossary

What is an ADC?

An analog-to-digital converter is a device that converts analog signals (continuous quantity) into digital signals. The analog signal is a continuous sinusoidal wave form that cannot be read by a computer, henc...

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What is AES/EBU?

Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union. A professional serial interface for transferring digital audio over balanced twisted pair cable. Many miniDSP products with stereo digital input have an AE...

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What is ASRC?

Asynchronous Sample Rate Conversion converts stereo audio from one sample rate to another. We can "upsample" (like 44.1kHz -> 192kHz) or "downsample" (192kHz -> 48kHz). The digital inputs of all miniDSP u...

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What is Balanced/Unbalanced?

Balanced audio uses three conductors to carry the audio signal. Two of the conductors carry negative and positive signals (audio is an AC signal), and the third is used for grounding. With an unbalanced signal,...

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What is bit?

In digital audio using pulse-code modulation (PCM) bit depth is the number of bits of information in each sample, and it directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample. (Source: wikipedia.org)

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What is CE/FCC – ROHS compliant?

CE mark or CE marking is a European conformity marking that indicates that the product it is affixed to complies with all relevant European requirement. / FCC - Federal Communications Commission. It is a markin...

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What is a compressor?

Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression is an electronic effect unit that reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or "compressing" an audio signal's dynamic range....

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What is a crossover?

A crossover is an electronics device that takes a single input signal and creates two or three output signals consisting of separated bands of high-, mid-, and low-range frequencies. The different bands of freq...

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What is a DAC?

An digital-to-analog converter is a device that converts digital signals into analog signals. Since computers only recognize digital information, the output produced by computers is typically in digital format....

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What is a DC connection?

Is an electrical connector that supplies direct current power.

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