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Compression, in audio, can refer to several phenomena:

 *  The compression of air, such as in a Compression Driver;
 *  Gain compression, a type of nonlinearity that occurs when a system is used beyond its linear range;
 *  Dynamic range compression, the intentional compression of signals in order to reduce their dynamic range.

Compression drivers

See the page on compression drivers.

Gain compression



Mechanical (driver suspension)

Dynamic range compression