[alsa-devel] What does 0dB refer to? (Logitech USB Speakers)

Lennart Poettering mznyfn at 0pointer.de
Mon Apr 14 18:50:16 CEST 2008

On Sat, 12.04.08 20:26, James Courtier-Dutton (James at superbug.co.uk) wrote:

> Thats not very helpful really.
> What value should we set it to then?
> Another alternative could be to leave everything at 0dB except the master.
> For the master we could select say minimum dB + 12.
> So, if the Master ranged from -70 to 0 dB, we would set Master to -70 + 
> 12 = -58dB.
> Would that suit everyone better.

I am not so sure about this scheme. There are a couple of devices
around where the minimal volume is still pretty high (like these
Logitech USB speakers of mine). With them the default volume would
then be very, very loud.


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