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Discussion in 'Audio Terms' started by audiokid, Jun 7, 2010.

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    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    An electronic device that does not use any amplification circuits. Applied mostly to filters, it describes a cut-only design, and because of this, passive circuits are less prone to distortion. In practice, even though a filter is described as passive, it may none the less have make-up gain circuitry at its output to compensate for the loss in power that cutting can cause.

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