Glossary

Q

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Q

System losses or relevant damping in an enclosure. Defined as the ratio of stored to dissipated energy.

Q't

The total Q of a speaker's suspension when considering the load of the sealed chamber of a 4th order enclosure.

QL

The Q of a vented box resulting from box losses.

Qec

The Q of a speaker in a sealed box considering only electrical resistance.

Qes

The Q of a speaker at Fs considering only electrical resistance.

Qmc

The Q of a speaker in a sealed box considering only mechanical resistance.

Qms

The Q of a speaker at Fs considering only mechanical resistance.

Qtc

The Q of a speaker in a closed box considering both electrical and mechanical resistance.

Qts

The Q of a speaker at Fs in free air considering both electrical and mechanical resistance.

Quiescent Current

Amount of current a device consumes when not doing work.