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RE: Studio monitor volume controls rotation

The term "flat" does not apply to the level control. The term "flat" normally applies to frequency response. Therefore, if you want to set your monitors "flat" you would set all the equalizer switches to zero-dB. You can set the level control anywhere that provides the volume that you desire.

It seems reasonable that b.l.zeebub is correct that the +4-dB setting is to be used with a balanced connection and the -10-dB setting is to be used with an unbalanced connection so that the speakers play at the same relative volume level in either case. For example, +4-dBu = 1.227653-V RMS and -10-dBV = 0.316228-V RMS. The difference between these is 11.78-dB. Therefore, perhaps the volume level is increased by 11.78-dB as you turn the level control from +4-dB to -10-dB.

Good luck,
John Elison


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