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TAPE LOOP - A set of inputs and outputs that allows audio information to pass from one component to another and back again. Typically, amplifiers, tape decks and minidisc decks have tape loops for recording a source that is fed into the amplifier, and for listening to the recorded sound when played through the recorder. The Tape Loop is used in Home Cinema to connect a Processor to a stereo hi-fi amplifier.  
THX - Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment. THX is a hardware specification that is used to create a sound as close to the original soundtrack as possible.  
TONEARM - The arm on a record player that holds the Cartridge on the record's surface.  
TRANSIENTS - Short, sudden sound events within a soundtrack.  
TREBLE - High Frequency sound such as cymbal crashing or glass breaking.  
TRI AMPING - Used to improve the sound quality of three-way speakers that have separate drivers for Bass, Midrange and Treble. Three stereo amplifiers are used, one for the left and right Bass, a second amp for the left and right Midrange and a third for left and right Treble. Two-way speakers with a combined Bass/Midrange driver and a separate Tweeter for Treble would be Bi Amped using two stereo amplifiers.  
TRI WIRING - Similar to Biwiring for speakers with three separate drive units. Three separate lengths of cable are connected to a single speaker output on the amplifier, while at the other end, a single cable is connected to each of three inputs on the speaker.  
TWEETER - The small driver unit on a speaker that reproduces high frequency Treble sounds.