crystal set

(redirected from Crystal sets)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Crystal sets: Crystal radio

crystal set

[′krist·əl ‚set]
(electronics)
A radio receiver having a crystal detector stage for demodulation of the received signals, but no amplifier stages.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In particular, an exceptionally rare and magnificent 720 carat emerald crystal set a new Gemfields record in terms of the achieved value per carat.
uk/buyaphoto ref: 01214551; HISTORIC A crystal set to be auctioned at Anderson and Garland.
Mrs Barbara Derych led a discussion about electrical equipment in the home and changes of the last 100 years, Crystal Sets to DVDs.
A distributor of Packard trucks and autos, Anthony launched the station as a hobby and service to his customers, who were mostly farmers listening on crystal sets.
The new digital liquid crystal sets use rear projection instead of the conventional TV tube - which has not really changed for decades.
A lot of people had crystal sets, and there was a radio buff on Wylie Avenue who had a loudspeaker sticking out his window.
The lots include ancient typewriters, sewing machines, early calculators, crystal sets, phonographs, musical boxes, vintage radio and television sets, cameras, magic lanterns, fortune telling machine (pounds 200-pounds 400) and a host of other automatic machines.
Sales of Riedel's Bring Your Own crystal sets -- glasses packed in a traveling bag -- are soaring among wine lovers who think the Riedel's scientific approach to glass making brings out the best taste of the wine (or champagne).
BEWARE Segments 2007 2006 Glass & Crystal Drinkware 39% 40% Corkscrews & other bar tools 26% 24% Ice buckets & coolers 4% 4% Glass & crystal sets, decanters 31% 32% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Crystal sets industry standards with its delta-sigma audio ADCs and DACs -- architectures that have been imitated but not equaled by any other manufacturer.
Glass and crystal sets, including decanters, rose just 1 percent, as did glass and crystal drinkware.