Glossary

What is an MCU?

Microcontroller Unit, is a small processor used for basic control of an electronic board. On miniDSP's product, it's being used to help control of the Digital Signal Processor.

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What is parametric EQ (PEQ)?

It is a DSP filter. For PEQ, each filter cuts or boosts a range of frequencies and each filter has three controls. Frequency: the center of the frequency range to be cut or boosted, gain: the amount of boost or...

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What is PCM (LPCM)?

Linear Pulse-Code Modulation, is a digital representation of an analog signal. (Source: wikipedia.org)

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What is a phoenix terminal?

Or also called Euroblock is a low-voltage disconnectable (or plugable) connector and terminal block combination. This in/out put connection is findable on 2x4 balanced, 4x10 HD, 2x8, DDRC-88A...

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What is Plug&Play?

It is installing a new component in a system that works automatically without requiring any manual configuration.

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What is a plug-in?

An audio plug-in, in computer software, is a plug-in that can add or enhance audio-related functionality in a computer program. The miniDSP concept is that our plug-ins are basically focused on the control of o...

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What is an RCA connector?

Sometimes called a phono connector or Cinch connector, is a type of electrical connector commonly used to carry unbalanced audio signals The connectors are also sometimes casually referred to as A/V jacks (and ...

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What is REW?

Room EQ Wizard is a free room acoustic software we are working with. Thanks to the UMIK-1 and REW you can have the best room correction measurement.

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What is room correction, also called Digital Room Correction (DRC)?

It is a process in the field of acoustics where digital filters designed to ameliorate unfavorable effects of a room's acoustics are applied to the input of a sound reproduction system. Modern room correction s...

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What is sample rate?

In order to represent an analog signal – such as a varying voltage or acoustic signal level – in digital form, that analog signal is sampled at precisely-spaced intervals in time. In the case of CD audio, for e...

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