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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Larry/co



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Posted June 28 2003 - 01:50 PM

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 of 3 OFFLINE   ChadLB



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Posted June 28 2003 - 02:05 PM

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 of 3 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted June 28 2003 - 11:14 PM

There's even some logic behind it Posted Image.
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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