Clipping

Entertainment / Football / Clipping: An illegal block in which the victim is blocked from the back and at or below the waist; the penalty is 15 yards. Originally, clipping was defined as any block from the back, but is now restricted to blocks at or below the waist. Other blocks from the back are now punished with 10-yard penalties.

Headroom

Technology / Home Audio / Headroom: A term related to the dynamic range of amplifiers, used to express in db, the level between the typical operating level and the maximum output level (onset of clipping). For example, a nominal +5 dbu MORE

Limiter

Technology / Home Audio / Limiter: An electronic compressor with a fixed ratio of 10:1 or greater. The dynamic action effectively prevents the audio signal from becoming any larger than the threshold setting. For example, if the thresh MORE

Distortion

Technology / Home Audio / Distortion: Any departure from a true and accurate reproduction of the original waveform. It can include Noise, Clipping Distortion, Harmonic, and Intermodulation Distortion. These last two forms are fairly commo MORE

Used Equipment

Technology / Home Audio / Used Equipment: Purchasing used equipment must be done with great care, especially in the case of speakers. An inspection of a speaker's voice coil would certainly reveal if it had been severly burned by exposure to MORE

Capacitor (Power Audio)

Technology / Home Audio / Capacitor (Power Audio): Power stabilizing capacitors store the necessary power amplifiers need to punch larger bass notes while limiting clipping. They store energy during intervals when it is not required, which is most of MORE

Coupon Bonds

Business / Accounting / Coupon Bonds: Unregistered bonds for which owners receive periodic interest payments by clipping a coupon from the bond and sending it to the issuer as evidence of ownership. MORE

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