[ProAudio] VU meter permitted overdrive with a sine wave...
bobkatz at digido.com
Thu Jan 28 10:55:31 PST 2021
I do remember reading a spec back in the dark ages but I would not know
where to look for it today. Looks like Crispin has some hard data on a
Sifam. But I thought that Sifam ceased manufacture of meters?
On 1/28/21 1:40 PM, Corey Bailey Audio Engineering via ProAudio wrote:
> Not sure, I've never seen data on this. Whenever I've done headroom
> testing with a VU meter involved, I just let it peg. Some recover &
> some need to be thumped. :-)
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 1/28/2021 9:26 AM, Bob Katz via ProAudio wrote:
>> 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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