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equalization

[‚ē·kwə·lə′zā·shən]
(electronics)
The effect of all frequency-discriminating means employed in transmitting, recording, amplifying, or other signal-handling systems to obtain a desired overall frequency response. Also known as frequency-response equalization.

equalization

(1) In communications, techniques used to reduce distortion and compensate for signal loss (attenuation) over long distances.

(2) In audio, equalization raises and lowers frequencies to yield a desired sound. A graphics equalizer is equipment with a sliding lever for each of several frequency bands (the more bands, the finer the tuning). The user adjusts each frequency according to the music requirements (speakers, environment, etc.), as well as personal taste. When adjusting audio in the computer, software-based equalizers perform the same functions as stand-alone hardware.
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Resource equalisation has been in place for many years.
Following lobbying by groups including ANEC, the Labour Government updated the resource equalisation adjustment.
Research by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) on local income tax shows that the level of resource equalisation would be greater than under council tax.
It showed that if local income tax replaced council tax the level of resource equalisation for North-East councils would need to increase by pounds 132m, which is worth on average around pounds 108 per taxpayer in the region, although the benefits would be bigger in the poorer areas.
ANEC has not taken a formal position on the various local tax options, but this demonstrates that whatever the merits of the various options, resource equalisation is a very important issue.