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Thread #165327 Message #3965013
Posted By: treewind
05-Dec-18 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Zoom H6 replaces my old H2
Subject: RE: Tech: Zoom H6 replaces my old H2
"There's no noise floor with digital recording"
There is, but it's so low it's rarely a problem.
For a 16 bit recording it's 96dB below clipping level.
So if you don't let your peaks go over -20dB while recording (as a precaution against unexpected clipping), you'll still get 76dB which is better than the ambient noise in any room you are likely to use for recording.