Definitions

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  • n. The effect of sound that is picked up by the telephone’s mouthpiece and introduced (at low level) into the earpiece of the same handset, acting as feedback.

Etymologies

side +‎ tone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This function, called "sidetone," is achieved by phasing the signal so that some cancellation occurs in the speech network before the signal is fed to the receiver.

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  • In my own ear, I can hear little of my voice -- there is very little "sidetone" to confirm that the HW251N headset is working properly.

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  • The term "sidetone" when used like that was started by the phone company, I believe, to describe what you hear in full duplex.

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  • Once the helmet was on, the roar of the other starting machines was cut out, replaced by the high sidetone from the crew chief's plug-in face mike connected to the belly of the aircraft so he could talk to you during the start and pretax! checks.

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  • Other functions integrated on DA9057 include a programmable LED backlight driver, backup coin-cell charger, touchscreen interface, voiceband codec with sidetone, ALC (automatic level control), general purpose filter engine and 5-band equaliser.

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  • In addition, advanced digital signal processing (DSP) inside the V-Series panels gives operators increased control over their panels 'audio, including routing, EQ, mic limiting, headset sidetone, as well as intelligent dimming and local Interrupted Foldback (IFB).

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  • The instant feedback (sidetone) will typically keep you on an even keel.

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  • The problem is no sidetone ~ there is no change in the 6J5 grid voltage when the TX is keyed.

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  • In my casual tests, call quality was very good, with ample volume and enough sidetone (a bit of your own voice that transmits back to the earpiece to discourage you from shouting) to make the Rock sound more like a corded home phone than a mobile phone.

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  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) gives operators increased control over their panel's audio, including routing, EQ, mic limiting, headset sidetone, as well as intelligent dimming and local Interrupted Foldback (IFB).

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