Topic: M-32 AD Analog Input Level selector
A lot of users on various forums are reporting they have to use in-line attenuators with their API 3124+ mic preamps because the output on these preamps is so hot that most AD converters will clip. Im using Adesign ATTY2Ds attenuators with mine.
However, the other day I tried bypassing the attenuator and just set the M-32 AD Analog Input Level selector to +24dB (you can choose between 13, 19 and 24dB) and guess what? The API 3124+ preamps does not clip the M-32 AD converter with this setting!
Is this somehow just too good to be true or does the Analog Input Level selector actually let you handle preamps with very hot outputs and are there any cons of doing it this way?
When reading the manual it says the level adjustment is done in the analog domain but I still dont quite understand what it does.
Anyone care to give a little further indepth on what the Analog Input Level selector is and how it actually works?