- Dec 8, 2016
- Seattle Area, USA
The exercise I doing in examining the real outputs of various pro gear in simple DA/AD paths demonstrates misbehaviour at only about 20dB down in the poorer cases - there is a large divergence of competence, in the real world, and looking at what the waveform does in the "tricky areas" shows up the winners, and losers.
Are you saying you have equipment that has noise and distortion artificats at -20 dB? If that's the case, it's broken or just garbage.
Or are you saying you have equipment that "misbehaves" at -20 DBFS?