Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by vallhall, Jun 18, 2004.
Well, what is noisefloor?
In short, noise generated by the electronics.
Noisefloor usually doesn't change with volume, although you often get a hiss at higher levels, this could also be described as noisefloor.
Put your ear against your speaker with nothing playing.
Can you hear anything?
If you can this it is the "noisefloor".
A high S/N ratio means the noisefloor is lower and should not be audible.
I found that I never knew what noisefloor was until I upgraded the soundcard on my PC and listened to DVD-audio; then I realised what I wasn't hearing, if you know what I mean.
You probably have to hear it for yourself to truely understand what a difference it makes...
Many thanks ppl
I thought it had something to do with hum/hiss in amps
Yeah, Can't beat a nice BLACK sound in a system
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