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Old 05-25-2019, 05:09 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
It kind of works both ways, a lot of good preamps sound better when running a little hot so the OP should listen and forget about what the meters say in that instance. I have mostly nice pre's and my CL almost never gets used because it simply isn't needed. The lesser the pre (not magic, just lesser) and mics that have low enough output, and recording a source that's also not loud enough to make up the difference, the more use the CL might be. It may be more prevalent with small pre's jammed up close to other stuff like converters etc, so not knocking it, but it's not really a panacea either.
Yup. Agree all around.
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