Technology / Home Audio / Phon: A unit of apparent loudness, equal in quantum to the intensity in decibels of a 1,000 Hz tone estimated to be as loud as the sound being measured.

Lavaliere Microphone

Technology / Television (TV) / Lavaliere Microphone: A small microphone often clipped to a performer's tie or shirt. MORE

Cardioid Microphone

Technology / Television (TV) / Cardioid Microphone: A unidirectional microphone with most of its sensitivity aimed toward the front, and a pickup pattern that resembles an inverted heart. MORE

Overhead Boom Microphone

Technology / Television (TV) / Overhead Boom Microphone: Held on a long arm by a boom operator, positioned above the actors' heads and out of view of the camera, it is equipped with a hypercardioid microphone so that sound from the direction it is pointed w MORE

Hypercardioid Microphone

Technology / Television (TV) / Hypercardioid Microphone: A highly unidirectional microphone, for which the pickup pattern is narrower than that of a cardioid microphone. So-called 'shotgun' microphones have a hypercardioid pattern. MORE

Smart Phone

Technology / Cell Phones / Smart Phone: A class of wireless phone handsets with many features, and often a keyboard. What makes the phone smart is its ability to handle data, not only voice calls. MORE

Unidirectional Microphone

Technology / Television (TV) / Unidirectional Microphone: A microphone that picks up sound from a specific direction. MORE