107 vs 113 db dynamic range....that much difference?

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Member Since: Sep 02, 2004

If two almost identical Audio interfaces have 107 and 113db dynamic range respectively, is that going to make a difference for the home recording setup?

Im comparing the ESP1010 and Layla 3G. Layla has 113db range. I got ESI feedback from my query that their unit is 107db and is measured equivalently as how the Layla is spec'....so apples to apples comparison. The $ difference is $100 less for ESP1010.

It seems to me then that it boils down to paying $100 for 1 bit of improvement for Layla3G. You think thats worth it?

Thanks for the input. This is a great forum!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 20, 2005 03:12 pm

I doubt you would even hear the difference...at leats at this stage of the game. Noize2u has an ESP 1010 and is a veteran of the music business...I trust his ear without question (well, OK, maybe not without any) and he digs his...

Since: Sep 02, 2004

Apr 20, 2005 03:24 pm

OK. thats probably enough expert input to make the plunge for the ESP1010.


Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Apr 20, 2005 05:03 pm

yeah unless you're dooin' alotta "quiet music" or sound effects recording, it's no biggie.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Apr 21, 2005 09:09 pm

To give you an idea, most studio's can hit about a neg seventy some noise floor. Most recordings have little more than 6db overhead if that. So anything over around 85db is all that can be utilized.

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