Glossary

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GLOSSARY MAINPAGE

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WATT - A unit of electrical power. On amplifiers, more watts means more musical power, while with speakers more watts means they can be driven harder and louder.  
WAVELENGTH - The length of an audio soundwave when travelling through the air.  
WOOFER - A large drive unit found in speakers and sub-woofers designed to produce low frequency Bass sound.  
WOW - Slow variations in the speed of playback of an audio recording that makes sustained notes sound unsteady. Or the common reaction by most people when entering a decent hi-fi shop or a Home Cinema enthusiast's living room.