frequency response


Definition of 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Despite the modest size of the drivers, frequency response is 39 Hz to 23,000 Hz. Robert Ross, Robb Report, "Review: Here’s Why B&O’s Beosound Level Wireless Speaker Is Flat-Out Phenomenal," 25 Mar. 2021 With certification, 1More was able to demonstrate that these earbuds meet a high standard for frequency response, consistency, minimal distortion and a high degree of noise isolation. Brad Moon, Forbes, "Review: 1More’s True Wireless ANC In-Ear Headphones Are Now THX Certified," 25 Feb. 2021 That comes courtesy of 40-​millimeter drivers with outstanding frequency response that ranges from four to 40,000 Hz. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 Forbes feels that while the overall frequency response and stereo image can’t be expected to emulate high-ticket turntables, the LX310BT delivers plenty of clarity for such an economical model. Jim Allen, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Turntables at Any Price You Can Buy Right Now," 23 Nov. 2020 It’s based on a timeless handheld design that’s comfortable to hold and resistant to environmental noise thanks to its internal pop filter and cardioid pattern, with a frequency response of 50 hertz to 16 kilohertz. Popular Science, "The best vocal microphones for home recording," 23 Nov. 2020 The general design appears unchanged (outside of a slick new matte black option), and Microsoft lists the same specs for frequency response, noise-cancelling strength, and internal speakers. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Microsoft unveils a ton of new Surface devices, including the Surface Book 3," 6 May 2020 Note that simply having an impressive frequency response isn’t the only thing that correlates to incredible sound. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Gaming Headsets to Bring Virtual Worlds to Life," 16 Mar. 2020 The device was designed to perfectly capture the nuances of your audio files, boasting a tailored frequency response and 40mm dynamic drivers. NBC News, "Podcasting is increasingly popular. Here's how to get started.," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of frequency response

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Frequency response.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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