Audio Glossary

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Abbreviated form of Root Mean Square. A.k.a. the effective amplitude. The conversion of a wave value of current or voltage into a value equal to the that would result in the same amount of heat generated as a DC current or voltage would into the same load. For sine waves the conversion factor is .707 the peak value; for square waves, 1; for triangle waves, .577.