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

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Tue Apr 15 19:02:56 CEST 2008

On 15-04-08 06:09, Florian Faber wrote:

> The reference level is well defined (depending on the consumer/pro audio
> context) and so is dBFS, dBu(RMS) and dBV(RMS). I don't see any problem
> with that except that some people don't seem to know about this or don't
> care. Especially crappy sound card manufacturers.
> Oh boy, and we didn't even start bringing in head room into the debate..

But if it's something you can explain in a few sentences -- could you?


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