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floating unbalanced output : a phone-type output where the sleeve of the output stage is not connected inside the unit, and the ring is connected, usually through a small resister, to the audio signal ground. This allows the tip and ring to "appear" as equal impedance, not-quite-balanced output stage, even though the output circuitry is unbalanced. Floating unbalanced often works to drive either a balanced or unbalanced input, depending if a TS or TRS standard cable is plugged into the output. If a floating unbalanced connection hums, a ground-lift cable is required. Also known as a pseudo-balanced output, or quasi-balanced.
high-output low-noise (HOLN) : A type of magnetic recording tape with very high sensitivity to applied magnetic fields, and with a very high S/N ratio, commonly used in professional audio applications.
maximum output level (MOL) : For an audio device such as a tape recorder, the MOL is generally taken to mean the output signal level that results in 3% harmonic distortion at low frequencies and usually 3% intermodulation distortion at high frequencies. Any higher signal output than the MOL will result in rapidly increasing distortion, and is a function of both input signal frequency and of the device itself. MOL also applies to a specification for analog magnetic tape. The MOL for a tape is frequency-dependent; all magnetic tape saturates faster at higher frequencies; it is also speed-sensitive: as the recording speed is slowed, the distortion point is lowered. MOL may be referenced to an absolute flux level, or to a test tape. See third harmonic distortion.
output point : See channel insert.
output power : The lower level that a system outputs under a specified load. Expressed in VA or RMS (watts). See also power bandwidth, rated load.
output impedance : The output impedance of a device is the actual impedance at the source output terminals. See impedance-matching.
output level : See nominal level.
output : The point of exit of a signal from a system, e.g., a section in a mixermixing desk or other device where the signal is transmitted to a device external to the mixer, such as an effects processor, headphones, or monitors.
differential output : The output of an amplifier designed to provide two signals that are completely identical, but of opposite phase.
direct output : A recording console output taken directly after the input module and main channel fader, but before the panpot and output bus assignment switches. This output is sometimes used to avoid crosstalk that may be introduced if the signal is allowed to flow through the complete circuit.
discrete output : A direct output from a mixer channel, which services only that one channel.
pre-amp output in cars, a preamp output (pre-out) on a head unit allows the addition of an amp or other peripherals when system building.