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More Headroom?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ArpeggiFish, Mar 2, 2008.


  1. ArpeggiFish

    ArpeggiFish

    Feb 24, 2008
    Hi,

    With 18v preamps, what does it mean by it having more headroom?


    Thanks


    -Arpeggi
     
  2. The supply voltage defines the maximum output voltage - a higher voltage will allow for a stronger output signal before clipping occurs. Headroom is how much "excess capacity" the circuit has when being played normally. With a lot of headroom you can really dig into the strings or boost frequencies to extreme levels without causing clipping (distortion.)
     

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