The sampleRate property of the AudioContext interface returns a floating point number representing the sample rate, in samples per second, used by all nodes in this audio context. This limitation means that sample-rate converters are not supported.


var audioCtx = new AudioContext();
var mySampleRate = audioCtx.sampleRate;


A floating point number.


Note: for a full Web Audio example implementation, see one of our Web Audio Demos on the MDN Github repo, like panner-node. Try entering audioCtx.sampleRate into your browser console.

var AudioContext = window.AudioContext || window.webkitAudioContext;
var audioCtx = new AudioContext();
// Older webkit/blink browsers require a prefix




Specification Status Comment
Web Audio API
The definition of 'sampleRate' in that specification.
Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 10.0webkit 25.0 (25.0)  Not supported 15.0webkit
22 (unprefixed)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? 26.0 1.2 ? ? ? 33.0

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