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Terminal
A device connecting electrical circuits together

THD
Total Harmonic Distortion: the measurement of the signal's distortion in an amplifier

Three-Way Speaker
A loudspeaker that is comprised of a tweeter, midrange and subwoofer

THX
The trade name of a high-fidelity audio/visual product standard for sound productions

timbre
The quality of a musical note, sound or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production

Toslink
A standardized optical fiber connection system

Tower Speaker
Large, high-efficiency speakers, also known as floor standing speaker, that stand freely on the floor and reproduce a wide range of frequencies

Transducer
A device that converts one form of energy to another (mechanical to electrical, electrical to mechanical)

Transient
A high amplitude, short-duration sound at the beginning of a waveform that occurs in musical sounds, noises or speech

Tuner
A broadcast signal converter that converts audio and video signals onto televisions or speakers

tweeter
Driver responsible for reproducing high frequencies, typically from 2,000Hz to 20,000Hz

Two-way speaker
A loudspeaker system that consists of a woofer and tweeter

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