-10 AND +4???
Posted on Jan 22, 2008 11:24 am
Member Since: Aug 13, 2006
Without getting technical what is the real life purpose of the -10 and +4 settings you see on some gear??
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Jan 22, 2008 11:33 am Pro-standard requires more power than consumer products. The switch allows for the gear to be compatible in both a consumer and pro environment.
Since: Feb 07, 2005
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jan 22, 2008 09:24 pm Yep, -10 is consumer level, such as tape and most equipment with RCA connections. Although some gear with 1/4" jacks is also rated for -10.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
+4 is pro level, usually all 1/4" but it may sometimes apply to XLR type inputs as well. And not often anymore but on some older gear it was also applied to RCA type connections.
Rule of thumb. If it came from Best Buy or the like it is -10, if it came from Guitar Center or a pro music retailer it is most likely +4.
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