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Old 11th November 2018
Gear Maniac

Originally Posted by BT64 View Post
0dBFS is absolute maximum digital.

".. a nominal level of +4dBu and can handle an input level of max. 25 dBu.."
+4dBu is 0 vu.
25 - 4 woud make 0vu = - 20dBFS about right.
Yep, seems true. I'm just confused because the level should be between 5 and 12db which both are not even on the VU Scale?

Also if the noise level at 0 VU is about -80db and you then have to actually raise the level 20db (without even any limiting) to get to 0dBFS, doesn't that make the noisefloor very audible (around -60)

Do proper Mastering Compressors have way better specs?