You are suggesting separate sections for similar items; like sections for: AV Terms, Movies, Manufacturers, Products.^^ There should be one list for technical terms and another for brand names/brand specific acronyms, eg ICE.
It makes most sense to me, but a further suggestion would be to put them all in a spreadsheet alphabetically with a category and definition column. That way people can keep it to hand and search as required. Maybe add it to post #1 and update as required.You are suggesting separate sections for similar items; like sections for: AV Terms, Movies, Manufacturers, Products.
That idea has logical and orderly appeal. I like it.
I dunno why you're still having difficulty with Xmax and Xmech/Xlim....
1: Thank you.
- I really do appreciate your help. Thank you.
- I am a newbie.
- This is list is intended for newbies, who by definition are not technical.
- I intend for the explanations to be short and pithy (while still maintaining a large degree of accuracy)
- I have no source that explains what the acronyms letters stand for.
- Whoever came up with the terms XMAX and XLIM, IMHO got them bass-ackwards from implying their true meaning. I mean that the MAX of XMAX should mean MAXimum, as in the maximum driver can move before it hits a physical object - its maximum excursion. And I mean that LIM of XLIM should mean linear maximum as in the area where the driver is said to have a linear response. But is that what they mean? Nooooooooo!
- XMAX is "defined" differently by different manufacturers.
- Using terms like "linear" and "excursion" in the explanation just invites more questions (by newbies) about what they mean.
Same with Q: there's not a really pithy one sentence description for it that a non engineer would easily grok that is still technically accurate. The simplest is "the ratio of power stored vs the power dissipated per cycle in a filter" or "the ratio of the of effective resistance to reactance in a circuit". In audio it is most used to describe the bandwidth of a filter: the higher the number, the narrower than bandwidth.
Actually, you made Q very easy to understand. It took a bunch of trial and error for me to figure that out, and that's all the non-engineer needs to know. If they even care. Many will probably just take the numbers from REW and plug them into whatever device they're using, and get perfectly adequate results.Linearity is easier to understand than Q, but would need maybe 200 words and some graphics to explain it clearly to someone who has no understanding of basic electronics.
I appreciate your efforts to explain acronyms. I think the writing world would be better off if folks used a rule of grammar associated with acronyms. The first use is spelled out. Every use thereafter, use the acronym. Example: I am looking for a new audio video receiver (AVR); my old AVR does not have the latest technology. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/21/Community thread to collect, and explain commonly used ACRONYMS which are listed, along with their meaning, and a "short, simple" explanation.
As this for the everyone's benefit, please....
Post what acronyms you need to understand.
Post what acronyms you know, but others might not know.
Post what acronyms you can decode.
Post what the best definition is.
I will update the second (or third) post with what you all think.
Reason for doing this - reading AVS I come across acronyms everyday that I don't know, and I don't want to interrupt the thread and appear a doffus for not knowing.
I put your movie link at the top of the list. Thank you.I like the color coding for different categories of acronyms altho don't think movies should be intermixed into a list of technical subject acronyms, plus you've got non-acronyms in the list as well. You could simply provide links for the lengthy explanations. Why recreate the whole movie list of acronyms when you could simply link a good existing one, like the one I pointed out in post number 12?
Glad to be of assistance.Actually, you made Q very easy to understand. It took a bunch of trial and error for me to figure that out, and that's all the non-engineer needs to know.
Oddly enough, I found a very old paper explaining all of this when I made my previous posts. I scanned it quickly intending to read it in detail later, but I think it's what you're after. My home PC decided to have it's 6 monthly hissy fit last night and rebooted, so I don't have it any more, but I'd like it for my library, so when I get home I'll look and see if I can find it via my history, then post it or a link. The power is stored in the reactive components, but only for part of a cycle.Of course, now you have me curious about where the power is stored and who came up with "Q".
But I'm strange that way.
I see you changed this definition. While MTMs are commonly (mis)used in center channel speakers, that's not the intent of D'Appolito's original design. See this article for more info.MTM - Midrange Tweeter Midrange - common driver arrangement in a center channel speaker.
Here you go X:I have doubts that I have correctly explained HPF and LPF. Can someone please advise as to correcter and better and simpler explanations?