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Input sensitivity changes sound

hypersync, modified 6 Years ago.

Input sensitivity changes sound

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 12/23/15 Recent Posts
we just did autocal on 8250 and after all measurements we done , set the sensitivity level to -20 in the GLM.

I used my monitor controller to drive the 8250 and the sound was very mellow , soft and not punchy at all. I even noticed as I was pushing my monitor controller further , the 8250 was not delivering high SPL.

few days later , set input sensitivity to 0 in GLM , and now even will little movement on the controller , 8250 is deafening LOUD ,

BUT ,

overall sound of the speakers has changed and now they sound completely different. Is this normal for the monitor to sound different with varying input level sensitivities ?

How is one to decide what is the actual sound of the recording , if the speaker is not giving same sound across all input sensitivities

sound was different compared to 0 setting and even -10 setting for that matter.

my interface has +18dbu on line outs
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Input sensitivity changes sound

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

Input sensitivity should not have any effect to sound quality or tone, lower setting just needs a higher input signal to achieve same SPL.