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Steve Hoggart

    The difference between +4dBu and -10dBV [or to simplify "+4" and "-10"] is 11.79dB

    If you set your unit to -10dB you’re effectively giving the signal a boost of 10dB there by a hotter/larger signal the idea is to reduce noise. The +4dB position is expecting a big loud signal.

    As far as VU’s Aim for 0dB as this is optimum level for the internals of the bit of kit to work at.