Re: Scarlett 2i2 vs 18i8 gain range
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:36 pm
Mmh interesting. What I still don't understand then: What is the benefit of having more analogue gain but also more digital headroom? For istance, 40dB of gain and aligning to 4dB or 50dB of gain and aligning to 14dB would result in the exact same signal level in my DAW, right? If that is true then I don't understand why Focusrite would choose to add more gain ( which probably makes the preamps more expensive in production) only to later lower the gain again during conversion, instead of just having a weaker gain (and potentially cheaper) preamp and not lower the digital gain that much during conversion... The user does not seem to benefit from the moor gain. Or in case of the 18i8, the new gain staging is even much worse than one their low cost devices, if I understand it correctly.