A device that will not allow sound to be any higher than a certain level, but does nothing to the sound as long as that level is not reached.
A circuit that limits the peak amplitudes of signal waveforms to a predetermined level.
A device similar to a compressor. It differs in that the threshold is set at the point you do not want the signal to exceed. A compression ratio of infinity to one then stops the signal from exceeding the threshold. Most compressors can also be used as limiters by setting the compression ratio as high as possible, and then setting the threshold high enough. Some compressors also have separate limiter circuits.
A circuit that regulates signal flow by conforming it to predetermined tolerances.
A device that's set to limit a signal from exceeding a specific level. This keeps all of the equipment that follows the limiter from overloading (assuming the limiter is adjusted properly). Limiters are required to be used on IEM (in-ear-monitor) systems to reduce the possibility of ruining someones hearing with feedback or other loud sounds. see compressor; limiting
It is a device or a circuit which limits the amplitude of a radio, a telephone or a recording signal to a certain predetermined level.
Audio amplifier whose output amplification rate of change is less than its input signal amplitude rate of change. While compressors are used to reduce the dynamic range of program signals either to make everything sound louder, or to automatically control sudden large changes in signal amplitude such as in the case of recording vocalists, limiters are used to prevent dynamic transient signal peaks from exceeding a pre-set amplitude. Limiters are usually required when broadcast signals are fed to telephone lines and are useful to prevent power amplifiers clipping and overdriving in large sound systems. Limiters sometimes include circuits that allow the user to adjust the time it takes to start reducing the signal amplitude (attack) to ease up on the compression (release), and also the input and output gain.
An active audio device that reduces signal gain a preset amount when the input signal reaches a certain threshold.
A signal processor used to keep audio signals from exceeding a set level.
In wireless microphones, a transmitter audio circuit that acts to limit the maximum modulation (deviation) of the transmitter in order to meet government regulations. In audio, a device that limits the maximum voltage or power to some preset value to protect speakers or other equipment.
A compressor set up with a high ratio (in excess of 10:1) and used primarily to prevent a signal from exceeding a certain pre-set maximum level.
(electronics) an nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform); "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"
a compressor with a higher ratio, and generally a faster attack time
a compressor with a stronger ratio, and generally a quicker attack time
a compressor with very fast attack and release times, a very high ratio and (typically) a relatively high threshold
a device (hardware or software) that you put in your signal path that stops any signal from getting past it
a device that limits audio signal gain when it exceeds a specific level or threshold
a device that stops the output of a signal path from going above a predetermined level
a device which prevents audio from going beyond a set volume level
a special case of a compressor
a special form of compressor set up especially to reduce peaks for overload protection
a specialised form of compressor that effectively limits the input signal to the threshold level
a type of compressor that attempts to keep its output signal absolutely below a given level
An effect that limits the volume to prevent overload when the input sound exceeds a specified threshold.
is a compressor set to a ratio of 10:1 or greater. This has the effect of preventing all but the fastest signals from exceeding the threshold volume, thus forcing them into the desired level range.
A device which controls the gain of a signal to prevent it from ever exceeding a preset level, representing the maximum allowable "limit" of the signal strength.
An electronic circuit that acts much like a compressor, except it keeps the dynamic range of a signal within fixed limits.
A device which prevents an audio signal from exceeding a preset threshold setting.
A device that electronically controls or "limits" the peak levels of program material.
A receiver protector that allows low power signals to propagate from the antenna of a receiver to the next sensitive stage, such as a mixer or LNA, but rejects high power signals that may be incident on the antenna. Limiters are typically self-actuating but may also be controlled by an external bias signal.
A special type of compressor which prevents the amplitude of an audio track from exceeding a certain preset level, no matter what the input amplitude may be. Limiters are sometimes used to prevent unexpected high-amplitude signals from causing large amounts of distortion.
a device that severely restricts the upper dynamic range of a signal, regulating the rate of increase of an input signal's amplitude to keep it from exceeding a pre-determined threshold. Limiters are closely related to compressors but apply much higher compression ratios, usually in excess of 20:1.
A signal-processing device that reduces volume peaks without colouring the overall dynamic range as much as a compressor does.
Device that controls the gain of a signal so as to prevent it from ever exceeding a preset level. A limiter is essentially a fast acting compressor with an infinite compression ratio.
Any circuit used to set a restriction on a signal's amplitude. Usually used to set an upper limit.
A circuit which limits the maximum level of a signal.
An electronic compressor with a fixed ratio of 10:1 or greater. The dynamic action effectively prevents the audio signal from becoming any larger than the threshold setting. For example, if the threshold is set for, say, +12 dBu and the input signal increases by 10 dB to +26 dB, the output only increases by 1 dB to +13 dBu, essentially remaining constant. Used primarily for preventing equipment overloads, thus reducing clipping distortion.
Circuits used to eliminate a portion of an ac input signal. Also known as a Clipper.
a signal processor that controls the dynamics of an audio signal. Works similarly to a compressor and often used in the same way, but a limiter establishes an absolute output level threshold and prevents any signal that enters from breaking that threshold
Circuit or device that prevents some portion of its input from reaching the output. A clipper.
Limiter - A type of compressor that restricts output from exceeding a preset level.
In electronics, a limiter is a circuit that allows signals below a set value to pass unaffected, as in a Class A amplifier, and clips off the peaks of stronger signals that exceed this set value, as in a Class C amplifier.