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[edited out due to nonsense talk that made sense before I hit post and re-read it, not sure what my thought process is atm but it's a bit messy. I might go game, it takes minimal energy and brains]

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I said that wrong, your still referencing clipping because it's a form of distortion. I need either more caffeine or sleep. Anyways, distortion is a general term which could be applied but clipping is a more apt term when you are referencing pushing the DB signals too high.

I say this because distortion itself encompasses too general of a term, at least that's how I feel. The audio distorts but I'd rather a person say the problem with high DB is clipping. You could say everything in analog distorts, it's a problem.

-not trying to be mean, just saying your talking about a specific distortion - clipping

[OP] guess I should make a comment that's not a tangent. The problem with audio isn't actually a problem, ALSA intentionally sets it's volume defaults low. You have to use the mixer to raise the levels to the appropriate channels. this has been around since ALSA first came out and it's not going to go away either. They set this intentionally, it's why if you reload your alsa presets they default to 50%? It's somewhere around there.
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[edited out due to nonsense talk that made sense before I hit post and re-read it, not sure what my thought process is atm but it's a bit messy. I might go game, it takes minimal energy and brains]
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I said that wrong, your still referencing clipping because it's a form of distortion. I need either more caffeine or sleep. Anyways, distortion is a general term which could be applied but clipping is a more apt term when you are referencing pushing the DB signals too high.
I say this because distortion itself encompasses too general of a term, at least that's how I feel. The audio distorts but I'd rather a person say the problem with high DB is clipping. You could say everything in analog distorts, it's a problem.
-not trying to be mean, just saying your talking about a specific distortion - clipping
[OP] guess I should make a comment that's not a tangent. The problem with audio isn't actually a problem, ALSA intentionally sets it's volume defaults low. You have to use the mixer to raise the levels to the appropriate channels. this has been around since ALSA first came out and it's not going to go away either. They set this intentionally, it's why if you reload your alsa presets they default to 50%? It's somewhere around there.

Awesome! Thanks for the information. So yeah, I'm paranoid about clipping. Why does alsa default to 50%? Is it because 100% on some sound cards is above 0.0dB boost?
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Makes an interesting thread in the Linux section
Gets told to make it an article instead
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Makes an interesting thread in the Linux section
Gets told to make it an article instead

Information / Guide based stuff belongs in Articles. Makes finding them easier, as the forum search function on Huddler isn't exactly that great.
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