(term) Microphone

Discussion in 'Glossary of Terms' started by Jeemy, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

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    A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. Electromagnetic transducers facilitate the conversion of acoustic signals into electrical signals.
    Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, hearing aids, public address systems for concert halls and public events, motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, two-way radios, megaphones, radio and television broadcasting, and in computers for recording voice, speech recognition, VoIP, and for non-acoustic purposes such as ultrasonic checking or knock sensors.
     
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