Hum Components

Technology / Home Audio / Hum Components: The residual artifact harmonics of the AC power supply. In the U.S. the use a 60-Hz system, places the most annoying 2nd and 3rd harmonics at 120 Hz and 180 Hz. For Europe, and other parts of the world using 50-Hz mains, these components fall at 100 Hz and 150Hz. To some extent, this is present with nearly all non automotive sound systems and is generally accounted as noise.

Other Words for Hum

Hum Noun Synonyms: buzz, drone, thrum, murmur, whirr, purr, vibrate, bombinate or bombilate
Hum Verb Synonyms: bustle, stir, be active, move briskly, tick (over)


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