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 the time, and release it when demand exceeds what is available from the car's power system. The amount of capacitance to be used is half (.5) farad per 500 watts of available RMS power. Capacitors are not used with amplifiers that supply less than 300 watts RMS in total.

Electrolytic Capacitor

Technology / Home Audio / Electrolytic Capacitor: A polarized capacitor with a negative and a positive terminal that is commonly used for DC power filtration and energy storage. As with all capacitors, the dielectic insulator separates two plates and MORE

Output (Audio)

Technology / Home Audio / Output (Audio): The high level (speaker) or line level (RCA) signals sent from one system component to another, or the high level signal from an amplifier to the system speakers. MORE

Range (Audio)

Technology / Home Audio / Range (Audio): Usually described as frequency range, this is a system's frequency transmission limits, beyond which the frequency is attenuated below a specified tolerance. Also, the frequency band or bands within w MORE