What is 'audio taper' πŸ§‘β€πŸ”§


Hello, my friend! The goal of this article is to clarify "What is 'audio taper'" by answering frequently asked questions.

Did you know the short answer is…

A special type of potentiometer used in a volume-control apparatus to compensate for the nonlinearity of human hearing and give the impression of a linear increase in audibility as volume is raised.

In a potentiometer, taper refers to how the resistance varies as the pot's armature is rotated.

For a pot with a linear taper, the resistance varies linearly as the wiper moves.

An audio taper is also a volume control or bass or treble control etc.

In a fender amp the control that feeds the adjustment for the balance is linear taper since it adjusts the resistance between the screen grids.

These are questions that people still ask:

Audio taper

What is an audio taper potentiometer...

Audio Taper Potentiometers are log taper potentiometers that are specifically designed for use in audio applications. Audio taper potentiometers are the potentiometers that are used for volume control in audio devices. This includes headphones, headsets, computer speakers, or any volume-altering devices.

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