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Re: Are monitors accurate at very low levels?
      26/07/10 03:41 AM
As far as I know, monitors don't 'lose' accuracy at lower levels, nor should you encounter stereo imaging problems. The problem actually sits with your ears - their frequency response become less linear at lower levels:

http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/audiofool/WindowsLiveWriter/LouderSoundsBe tter_12855/FletcherMunson_EqualLoudness2.jpg

The Equal Loudness Contours (Fletcher-Munson Curves) in the link above show what happens to our ears (generally speaking) at different SPLs. So mixing extremely quietly alone is likely to result in excessive bass and treble since your ears will be less sensitive to those.

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