Glossary

What is a SHARC processor?

It stand for "Super Harvard Architecture" and is a family of processors manufactured by Analog Devices Inc. DSP Sharc processors are floating-point devices, miniDSP provides those processors on the OpenDRC Seri...

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What is S/PDIF?

There are two kinds of consumer-level SPDIF connections, coaxial and optical. The coaxial connection uses a mono RCA connector. The optical connection uses a square connector called Toslink (Toshiba Link). Some...

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What is time alignment?

In a multi-way loudspeaker, the sound from different drivers will take slightly different amounts of time to reach your ears. Thanks to any miniDSP products and their plugin, we can set a time delay that will a...

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What is TOSLINK?

It is a standardized optical fiber structure originally developed by Toshiba Corporation. It utilizes a fiber optic cable for the transmission of audio signals in the form of pulses of light. (Source: techtarg...

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What is an XLR connector?

It is a type of electrical connector, primarily found on professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment. It is a 3 pin connector and are mostly associated with balanced audio connection, miniDSP produc...

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What is a 5.1 processing?

It is the common name for a six-channel surround sound audio system. 5.1 is the most commonly used layout in home cinema. It uses five full bandwidth channels and one low-frequency effects channel (the "point o...

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What is 7.1 processing?

It is the common name for an eight-channel surround audio system used in home theater configurations. A multichannel sound technology that features 7 channels of sound in the left, right, center, left surround,...

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