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Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 3rd Edition by Bob McCarthy

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Glossary

Absorption coefficient: A specification to indicate the sound energy lost during the transition at a surface. The range runs from a maximum of 1.00 (an open window) to 0.00 (100% reflection).

Active balanced interconnection: A balanced-line connection to or from a powered (active) input or output device.

Active electronic device: An audio device that receives power from an external source (or battery) in order to carry out its signal-processing functions. An active device is capable of providing amplification of the signal.

AES/EBU: The standard protocol for packetized digital audio transmission.

Air absorption loss: High-frequency attenuation that accrues over transmission distance in air. The humidity, ambient temperature and atmospheric ...

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