This block diagram shows the basic concept of Audioloops. Tape players, CD players, TV sound, and many other sound sources can be used in addition to microphones. The first drawing depicts a "single turn" loop. Single turn just means the wire makes one complete "turn" around the looped area.
This diagram depicts a four turn loop. That means a cable with four conductors will be placed around the looped area. The ends of the conductors inside the cable will be connected to each other so it has the effect of one single conductor going around the looped area four times.