----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
> On 21/01/05, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Im I correct in recalling that the ear hears frequency distribution
> >> differently at different levels? If so, does this affect this thread?
> > I think this is true, which is why quality amplifiers have "loudness"
> > controls rather than simple potentiometer-based "volume" controls...
> The best amplifiers have plain level controls. Only the kind of
> equipment that has "features" has loudness controls.
But don't ordinary volume controls use an "audio taper?" If you used an
ordinary potentiometer, where resistance is in direct proportion to
shaft travel, how would our ears and mind react?