At 11:33 PM 2/2/2005 -0500, Steven C. Barr wrote:
>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?
There is no signficance to the audio taper; one simply sets a level for the
listening purpose at hand. The issue is change of the ear's sensitivity to
the spectrum as a function of level. That is not affected by the linearity
or deliberate non-linearity of the level control.
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