On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 03:51:41PM +0100, Robin Gareus wrote:
> I had calibrated -18dBFS on all of them to the same source (a 1KHz sine,
O dBu ? So you measured the line inputs, not the mics ?
On a real pro device the line input would bypass the mic
preamp. OTOH, on most cheap cards it's just attenuated and
fed into the preamp - the perfect recipe for bad S/N.
> I also did two another measurements, setting the gain-dial of each
'Gain' for an A/D converter is not really defined - the ratio of a
purely numerical value (in the digital domain) and a physical one
(the actual input voltage) is has a physical dimension (1/Volt).
So that is not a 'gain' in the usual sense.
For a 'gain' spec to have any meaning at all
* it should be the analog gain from the input connector
to the analog inputs of the converter chip (but don't
assume that is what the specs mean),
* you need to know the actual full scale voltage of the
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