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Old 1st August 2005
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Originally Posted by Lowdbrent
Ditto on that above, plus:

Some consoles can be pushed "into the red" and not distort. For instance, working above 0 dBV on a Mackie is mucho different than a Midas, etc. Why? Headroom. The max voltage of a Mackie may be +18. A pro console can be +28. 0 is relative remember...

Very good point!

Believe it or not, some console manufactures say their consoles can handle +26 or greater but, you can clearly hear a difference in their sound at +18. Sure, their console can handle blah, blah blah -- Does it sound the same at +18; +22; +26; or whatever as it did at zero?

Furthermore, does that distortion sound musical or harsh and unpleasant to your ear?