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Is this normal ? .......

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Larry/co, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Larry/co

    Larry/co Member

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    Probably a very dumb question. My Pioneer volume display is always negative decibels. The lower the number the louder it gets.The Pioneer SVX -912. Sound great, though.I must start using spell chex. LOL.
     
  2. ChadLB

    ChadLB Well-Known Member

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    Yes,
    Each company does it differently. Pioneer, Marantz, and many others start at like -95 and go to -0 to -5. Onkyo does the opposite and starts at 0 and goes up to -86 I believe.
     
  3. Cees Alons

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    There's even some logic behind it [​IMG].
    They design the amplifier and call the amplification it delivers "0dB". Then they add a volume control which will, by definition, diminish the amplification by a variable amount of deciBels. The electronic characteristics of the pot-meter they choose, establishes the amount of deciBels per turning degree.

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