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At 04:06 PM 2/3/2005 -0500, Steven C. Barr wrote:

>Agreed...but don't the audio taper and loudness controls attempt to
>compensate
>for the way the ear/mind works by varying the signal in non-linear ways...
>either by varying only the signal level to approximate what is heard as
>the control is adjusted, or varying the actual frequency response to
>approximate
>the response of the ear? If you used only a straight potentiometer...no
>taper...
>would you wind up with most of the volume variation at the lower end of the
>control?
>Steven C. Barr

The taper simply makes it easier to set the level one wishes. Without it,
the adjusment would be too fine for comfort at the low end.

Think of Spinal Tap and the setting of 11 on the amp.

Mike
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