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William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Ninja
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#46
I was gonna say.... :)
Lol. I am definitely guilty of occasionally clicking away without reading all the words I’m responding to. Lmao! On the other hand, I will also pore over a post as to make sure I get all the details. Probably depends on my current level of coffee...or alcohol.
 
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PENG

Audioholic Overlord
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5,246 7 1
#47
I do wonder why so many "audiophiles" tend to put so much importance on the position of the volume knob, tho (or a number it might point to) on gear that isn't calibrated.
Because they were used to knobs based on linear instead of log/dB scale, so all else being equal, things could get really loud at 10 O'Clock, i.e., a little over 1/4 of full, giving them the false impression that those amps were more powerful than their they really were.
 
markw

markw

Audioholic Overlord
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#48
Because they were used to knobs based on linear instead of log/dB scale, so all else being equal, things could get really loud at 10 O'Clock, i.e., a little over 1/4 of full, giving them the false impression that those amps were more powerful than their they really were.
I remember when I installed stereos in the late 60's. Sherwood units would really only start to pump out the noise when it was around 12:00 or so, and this was with JBL speakers. Other units would be about the same loudness around 9:00 or 10:00.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Overlord
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5,288 19 47
#49
Because they were used to knobs based on linear instead of log/dB scale, so all else being equal, things could get really loud at 10 O'Clock, i.e., a little over 1/4 of full, giving them the false impression that those amps were more powerful than their they really were.
Yes, I had/have some gear like that as well but I never compared the position of the knob to other units as meaningful, even before hearing about a log/dB scale :) Just never occurred to me I suppose having used so many different volume knobs on various gear.
 

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