Tech Tip: Audio Gear Specifications—What They Do and Don’t Tell You
Specs can play an important role in shopping for mic and guitar preamps, PA power amps, monitor speakers, and audio recording and mixing equipment. But they must be viewed with caution and often with a grain of salt. In many cases, different manufacturers will present the same specs in different forms, which makes it very difficult to compare similar gear from different brands. You’ll also find specs that lack the proper qualifying information in order for them to have meaning. Read on to learn more about how to interpret and compare specs.