0 dB on the volume control and clipping

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  1. Dave_Whiting

    Dave_Whiting Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I recently bought a HK avr 220. I have being doing a bit of reading and as far as I can make out, when you have the volume control set to 0 dB, the pre-amp stage is set to 100%. So if I put 100% in (relatively speaking) I get 100% out. My reciever is rated at 55wpc x2. Does this mean at 0 dB my power output is 55 wpc. Also at 0 dB can I expect to get any clipping over the freq range 20-20000 Hz?

    I have being reading a post by Vince and he states that clipping occurs in the pre-amp stage. Hence at 0 dB there should be no clipping independent of speaker type and input??
     
  2. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Cinematographer

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    Having a Pioneer Elite and not knowing how HK handles their volume I can only speculate on your question. Does your volume control go beyond 0dB into positive dB values?

    If it does like the Pioneer and most receivers/pre, the 0 dB is nothing more then a reference point. At 0 dB ideally your system should be playing at reference level. To obtain reference level you may have to adjust the gains, etc. but the 0 dB on your receiver is nothing more then a frame of reference to how you have claibrated your system. Clipping could be present or not, depending on your equipment and settings.

    J
     
  3. Dave_Whiting

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    The H/K goes up to +10 dB on the volume control.
     
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