View Single Post
Old 05-25-2019, 09:55 PM   #28
Human being with feelings
mschnell's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Krefeld, Germany
Posts: 9,803

Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
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.
When using a (e.g. tube-) preamp to create some "color" by driving it "hot", this is dedicated analogue processing. If doing so, you need to use an output control of the preamp to perfectly avoid coming close to 0 dB with the A/D converter. And here the -18dB rule - after the preamp - as Kenny describes in the video, still applies. And Kenny in fact describes "average peak": using peak measuring and make sure that by far most of the peaks you see stay around -18 dB.


Last edited by mschnell; 05-25-2019 at 10:13 PM.
mschnell is offline   Reply With Quote