VU meters on preamps

July 1, 2021
 by Paul McGowan

2 comments on “VU meters on preamps”

  1. Total ‘eye candy’ &, since you are supposed to close your eyes
    when listening to high-end home audio, totally useless.
    Looking cool?…well that’s as subjective as home audio itself 🙂

  2. VU meters don’t indicate peak values, so they don’t directly help a listener to avoid clipping. The mechanical part of the meter is supposed to have a 300 ms risetime, and short duration transients will indicate lower than the actual peak.

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