[ProAudio] Microphones question--Mic preamp gain and optimum mic output level

Scott Dorsey kludge at panix.com
Sun Jun 20 16:51:34 PDT 2021

For many years you could make the argument that the lowest level usable
on a typical A/D was limited by linearity problems rather than noise, and
so for a long time people weren't really all that worried about converter
noise since the "correlated noise" which is to say distortion was a more
significant issue.

Times sure have changed, and now linearity is pretty good and an approach
like you describe might actually be workable.

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