Definition of sound system in English:

sound system


  • A set of equipment for the reproduction and amplification of sound.

    • ‘From the late 1940s, the Jamaican music scene was based around sound systems, huge sets of portable equipment that played hot rhythm and blues for the masses at open-air dance events.’
    • ‘Although some of the complaints surround industrial noise, the council's noise pollution team reveal that the bulk of complaints are caused by the sound systems of inconsiderate party-goers.’
    • ‘Even now after so many decades, the concept of theatres hasn't changed except for a few improvements like airconditioning and digital stereo sound systems.’
    • ‘The recording studio is wonderfully impressive, made to exacting standards and incorporating state-of-the-art digital sound systems.’
    • ‘The concerts are free from artificial electric sound systems, microphones and loudspeakers.’
    • ‘Though the recorded music was beautiful, the sound system caused occasional problems.’
    • ‘His dream was to build a club with a sound system unlike any sound system in any club anywhere in the world.’
    • ‘Only a small minority use the highly promoted ability of the computers to link to TV sets and sound systems for use in family rooms.’
    • ‘After numerous battles with his father, a Pentecostal deacon who couldn't understand why his son was developing an interest in sound systems rather than practising his violin, he started to write his own music.’
    • ‘The sound system, as well as the lighting equipment on stage was severely damaged.’
    • ‘The village society is appealing for more volunteers to help steward the event, particularly people with knowledge of sound systems and amplification.’
    • ‘There was no microphone, a rubbish sound system and it was my first wedding anniversary.’
    • ‘Sometimes music on record store sound systems can grip me with an unexpected intensity.’
    • ‘The sound systems were really top and the crowds were raging - people jumping up and down and going crazy.’
    • ‘The biggest selling items are major appliances such as television sets, VCRs, sound systems, personal computers, kitchen and household items.’
    • ‘Other crews will bring their sound systems - turntables, microphones and speakers and voices.’
    • ‘Of course, the college will supply the computers, sound systems and liquid crystal display projectors.’
    • ‘They are concerned about the increased number of unofficial outdoor parties that regularly shatter the rural peace as enormous sound systems are set up and party-goers converge from all parts of the country.’
    • ‘Not only are many theater sound systems keep getting worse, but many films feature background noise and music that make it more difficult for these old ears to hear the dialogue.’
    • ‘The theatre has a state of the art sound system operated by an experienced team.’


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