Acronym for 'crystal set'; Simplistic radio receiver with basic tuner/detector circuitry. Signal power of radio station effects 'detection' of radio frequency signal and 'excites' audio signal in earphone circuitry:
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XT - XT* - XT3 - XTA - XTAL - XTB - XTC - XTCU - XTD - XTE
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