[ProAudio] VU meter permitted overdrive with a sine wave...

Bob Katz bobkatz at digido.com
Thu Jan 28 09:26:55 PST 2021

This list has been remarkably silent, but I am very grateful that it's 
around when I have a question to ask AUDIO EXPERTS.

Who here knows the acceptable rating of a standard mechanical VU meter 
above 0 VU with a sine wave?  If I recall correctly, they are designed 
to accept as high as +6 VU or even higher. For example, when doing 
testing of a tape recorder for headroom. It's still ideal to shut off 
the meter, but in some cases that's not possible.

Thanks and happy New Year!



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