Low Cost Tone Control Circuit


Low Cost Tone Control circuit diagram

This cheap tone control circuit provides a maximum cut and boost of around 10dB at 10K and 50Hz. Two potensiometer used to control the high frequency (treble) and low frequency (bass).

The first BC109C transistor (left hand side) is acting as a buffer. It provides the circuit with a high input impedance, around 250k has a voltage gain of slightly less than unity. As the Baxendall tone control circuit is a passive design, all audio frequencies are attenuated. The position of the controls and reactance of the capacitors alters the audio response. The last transistor provides a slight boost of about 3x. The output is designed to feed an amplifier with input impedance of 10k to 250k. Both tone controls should be linear type potentiometers.