Audio/Video Glossary - TPTwisted Pair. A system for transferring high frequency signals on a twisted pair of wires instead of a coax cable. The TP system is used in video, audio, graphics and in the computer world as one of the network interconnecting standards.
The twisted pair system is essentially a balanced* system, where antiphase signals are transmitted on the two wires. Some sophisticated TP systems allow the transfer of several signals simultaneously on the wires, such as video and two audio channels.