Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?

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To: Bearcat M. <hometheater@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 6:26 pm

Hi!
I can't really tell, what exactly should happen. But a digital volume is
best kep around 0DB (no attenuation). Easy to explain: In digital sound, all
the samples are numbers (usually integer, meaning just whole numbers).
So the smaller you compress the realm of numbers (say from max 32768 to
50%), the differences in volume you can perceive are not as fine. If you get
really low down, the sound should be quite ugly. something akin to distortion,
if amplified.
I don't know about your bassy audiofeeling, but mayhap that's a side
effect,I just don't see, because I'm stupid when it comes to the finer points.
:-)
Kindly yours
Julien

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[LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. , (Fri Jun 18, 5:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Ken Restivo, (Sat Jun 19, 5:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Niels Mayer, (Sat Jun 19, 1:27 am)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. , (Fri Jun 18, 11:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Clemens Ladisch, (Mon Jun 21, 8:04 am)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Mon Jun 21, 9:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. , (Sat Jun 19, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. , (Sun Jun 20, 3:06 am)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Robin Gareus, (Sat Jun 19, 1:26 am)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Ray Rashif, (Sat Jun 19, 2:28 am)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Mark Knecht, (Fri Jun 18, 6:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Jun 18, 7:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Julien Claassen, (Fri Jun 18, 6:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital volume sounds better at 0 dB?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Jun 18, 7:21 pm)