Just wondering (layman here) what the typical symptoms of Clipping would be. Crackling? Harsh treble? Lack of detail? I've noticed that without using any kind of volume control most PC audio setups are outputting a signal that is near or at -0dB, and in most visual representations that would display as bright RED (aka "Warning!"). Just wondering:
1) First of all, if -0dB / Red output = likelyhood of clipping?
2) If one is experiencing clipping in the audio output stage, how do you know?
3) If clipping is encountered, will it greatly reduce SQ?
4) Is there a fairly fool-proof method of detecting - and eliminating - clipping in one's PC-based audio system?
Edited by Sduibek - 6/14/14 at 11:54am