I was playing with ST and decide to Turn OFF Advanced Clipper to see what will happen to the monitoring display.
My surprise was the following: Advanced clipper cuts from the "stereo base" of all signal. Except clipping i notice losing of stereo base effect.
But... thers is a "but".. And it is that if i enable Compossite clipper in addition to the Advanced one, then the stereo base is coming back again. Yes, signal is right clipped, but only with that loosen part of "stereo base".
It`s a kind of strange for me.
I`m with old version but nothing is done with advanced clipper, so i guess on new versions is the same.
Is there logical explanation for this losing of stereo base ? Why with only one option (Advanced) it is present, but when composite is enabled, no losing of stereo base?
I can make the following opinion: The code for composite clipper is at higher level, compared to the Advanced clipper code. If anyone can confirm it, then OK. If not, i can try to record something with the two variants, one after another, so you can hear the difference.
I have one more small question: Is there any chance option "Extra Composite Clipper drive" to be made to go above that 1.58 dB. Let`s say to 3 or may be better to 6 dB. Why exactly 1.58 ? Very unusual number.
Hi, I don't know what you mean by "stereo base" - and is this on an FM receiver or elsewhere? If there's no clipping at all and the output is digitally clipped, the stereo pilot will be nearly invisible in all the distortion, so then it makes sense that a receiver switches to mono.
1.58 - that's because typically you can drive the composite clipper this much harder than the non-composite clipper to get a similar amount of clipping. You can always use the normal clipper drive instead...
Stereo base i mean "stereo effect" (it not switches to mono, signal is way too good), in other words stereo effect is a bit lowered. Like someone is squееze you at the neck a little.
When Composite clipper is ON, this effect is gone and stereo effect is like it should be, nice and more "opened", which sounds very good, especially on headphones. I have not that high clas headphones, but i imagine what will be with high class JBL with 50mm driver or even more good Sennheiser (again with 50mm driver). But Sennheiser are way too much money...
For the "indicator" and SDR program - yes i see that it not mean ST uses more CPU, just was little surprize for me.