balance control


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  • noun a knob or slide control which adjusts the level of the left and right speakers of a stereo system


  • A control found on a stereo audio amplifier or pre-amplifier which is used to vary the relative loudness between the left and right channels. When the balance control is moved entirely towards the left channel, for instance, the right channel is completely attenuated. When centered, the channels have an equal output.