Why a full-scale sine wave has an intensity of -3 dB FS

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Comments (4)

  1. Marc Lindahl says:

    So wrong…

    The obvious answer is that first, we are talking about an audio-range signal and your friend was playing his monophonic sine wave panned center to a stereo bus.  The panner was an equal-power type (common) thus each of the L & R sides were down 3dB.

  2. Henry H. says:

    So clearly and useful ! I'll pay more attention to your blog. thanks.

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