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In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Is there really no variable line level control on this unit? All I see
> is -10, +4 and boost on CueMix
I'd believe it. Manufacturers are reluctant to put gain adjustments on
the inputs of their devices for a couple of reasons. First, it's more
parts and either more knobs (expensive) or digitally controlled
attenuators (more menuing) - they want their unit to cost no more than
the other guy's. Second, anything that they put in the signal path,
even a pot, will introduce some noise and compromise their prescious,
un-necessarily good signal-to-noise ratio spec. Like the cost issue,
they don't want to look any worse than the other guys.
So they leave the dirty work to you, and if you add another 2 dB of
noise (down at the -110 dBu level), well, that's your fault, not
the fault of the product.
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