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Old 11-18-2010, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: Decibel readings backwards

A lot of electronic equipment use dBFS (Decibels in Full Scale).

When measuring in dBFS the largest possible value (loudest volume) is 0. All other values are negative. This means that when the volume is low on your stereo it shows a large negative number. When you turn up the volume, this number approaches zero. If you turn your stereo up until it reads 0, you will be achieving the loudest possible setting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBFS
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