frequency response


: the ability of a device (such as an audio amplifier) to handle the frequencies applied to it
also : a graph representing this ability

Examples of frequency response in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The frequency response is off the charts, extending from a subterranean 8 Hz to 110,000 Hz. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 For one thing, the earbuds have an utterly flat frequency response down to about 20 Hz. Parker Hall, WIRED, 15 Nov. 2023 Fourth, there may be additional benefits as well as costs, including enhanced frequency response and resilience to extreme events. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Aug. 2018 The testing of the frequency response, the performance, was done in the anechoic chamber. Charlotte Hu, Popular Science, 7 Sep. 2023 From a technical standpoint, the Hemp Headphones employ a dynamic transducer and provide a frequency response of 13hz-28kHz, so they’re best suited for listeners that want a loyal and natural sound rather than something bass-heavy. Popular Science, 15 June 2020 Because cartridges require an additional capacitive or resistive load to achieve ideal frequency response, Western Electric offers a variety of phono termination plugs to optimize MM and MC performance based on the cartridge manufacturer’s specification. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 18 June 2023 The cans have 40 mm dynamic drivers with a frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz, and its app enables EQ adjustments. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 11 May 2023 Home Theater Audio Essentials The Best Sound Bars for a Home Theater Setup The Best Home Theater Subwoofers How to Make Your Own DIY Sound Bar Tune Sound Quality Like an Audiophile The best way to optimize a sound system for your space is through software that measures frequency response. Hunter Fenollol, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2023

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First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of frequency response was in 1926

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“Frequency response.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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