pan potentiometer

pan potentiometer

n
(Broadcasting) a control on a stereo sound mixing desk by means of which the relative levels in right- and left-hand channels can be adjusted and hence the apparent position of the recorded or broadcast sound source within the stereo panorama can be controlled. Often shortened to: pan pot
[C20: from pan(oramic) + potentiometer]
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