What is resonator?

  • (noun): Any system that resonates.
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A resonator is a device or system that exhibits resonance or resonant behavior, that is, it naturally oscillates at some frequencies, called its resonant frequencies, with greater amplitude than at others. The oscillations in a resonator can be either electromagnetic or mechanical (including acoustic). Resonators are used to either generate waves of specific frequencies or to select specific frequencies from a signal. Musical instruments use acoustic resonators that produce sound waves of specific tones.

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Resonator - Acoustic - Stringed Instruments
... String instruments such as the bluegrass banjo may also have resonators ... Many five-string banjos have removable resonators, so players can use the instrument with a resonator in bluegrass style, or without it in folk music ... The term resonator, used by itself, may also refer to the resonator guitar ...
Beltona Resonator Instruments
... Beltona Resonator Instruments is a manfucturer of resonator guitars, resonator mandolins, and resonator ukuleles, based in Whangarei, New Zealand ... Beltona Resonator Instruments was founded in England in 1990 by Steve Evans and Bill Johnson, later moving to New Zealand in 1998 ...
List Of Musical Instruments By Hornbostel-Sachs Number: 321.31
... These instruments are made of a resonator and string bearer that are physically united, with strings in parallel to the sound table and a handle which is also the string ... The shape of the resonator divides the instrument into one of three subcategories spike bowl lutes, spike box lutes and spike tube lutes ... name spike lute refers to the fact that the handle passes through the resonator, often forming a spike after it emerges from it ...
Ceramic Resonator
... A ceramic resonator is an electronic component that when combined with other appropriate components, can produce oscillations at a specific frequency ... Ceramic resonators are made of high-stability piezoelectric ceramics, generally lead zirconium titanate (PZT) which functions as a mechanical resonator ...
Resonator Mandolin - Variations - Reso-Electric
... Although the original aim of the resonator was increased volume, some modern instruments incorporate electric pickups, and players add pickups to non-electric instruments, and use the resonator purely for its ... However, since Silvos do not have a resonator cone, they are electric but not truly resolectric ...

More definitions of "resonator":

  • (noun): An electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude.
    Synonyms: resonant circuit