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Old 10-30-2010, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: -10db +4DB switch on 003 I/O 5-8?

That's correct. The terms are sensitivity, meaning -10 switch is compatible with gear that puts out a signal that is 10 db lower then 0dB. The +4 switch is compatible with gear that outputs a signal that is 4dB higher than 0db.
This is similar to many gain settings on mic preamps. -50 is 50dB gain, 0 is 0dB gain.
The reason it is just shy of 12 dB and not 14 dB is because pro gear uses a different dB standard then consumer gear. ( dBm vs dBv )
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