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line level

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Luke Walchuk, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Luke Walchuk

    Luke Walchuk Guest

    Can someone explain to me the concept of "line level?" I don't even know how to ask the question more specifically because I don't know exactly what kind of answer I'm looking for.. sorry..
  2. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    Here is a lot of useful information:

    Link to Rane Glossary on my site
  3. Mundox

    Mundox Guest

    This is the level that would be too hot for a mic input. Pro level is +4dbu, consumer line level is -10dbu.
  4. Luke Walchuk

    Luke Walchuk Guest

    Thanks for the replies, that helps clear things up a bit, and the Rane glossary looks like a great resource.

    along the same lines- what's the difference between dBV and dBu?
  5. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    :) dBu and dBv are the same, decibels referenced to 0.775 volt. dBV is referenced to 1 volt.


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