(term) Q

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    Refers to a measure of the sharpness of the resonant peak of an electronic circuit. One of the adjustments available in parametric equalizers. With a narrow Q, gain or cut affects fewer frequencies adjoining the center frequency, while a wide Q will affect a greater number of adjoining frequencies. Expressed as a ratio, a higher Q factor indicates a narrower bandwidth, while a lower number indicates a wider response. Thus, assuming a constant center frequency, Q is inversely proportional to bandwidth.
    (See Parametric Equalizer)
     

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