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Old 09-20-2019, 09:29 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
I'm not sure anyone appreciates just how large -175 dBFS is (likely mentally impossible to even do so) and how this is likely much smaller than trying understand the difference between a gnat flying 10 feet away while standing beside the space shuttle when it's launching...
I work with industrial radios all day long. We don't even get down to -175. Pretty much anything below -95 is considered weak, and I'm pretty sure that the radios don't even consider it signal below -120. And that's in RF where the reference is way lower than audio.

-175 is one of those calculus problems that starts out as "As the signal approaches infinity...." It's Dr. Evil asking for one hundred beeeelion dollars....
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