path: root/manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex
diff options
authorMichael Giacomelli <>2011-07-27 16:02:43 +0000
committerMichael Giacomelli <>2011-07-27 16:02:43 +0000
commitab759daf5b8b841ca65b13ec4b5baa8ce78f3f15 (patch)
tree6604d227b8c6400e142e4bc7c7ac0c90e647a5af /manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex
parent1ec180803a43396f1d2fa7d4b7df77005e8aac28 (diff)
Explain in more detail what the precut option for EQ does, and also mention that it requires EQ to be enabled to use it.
git-svn-id: svn:// a1c6a512-1295-4272-9138-f99709370657
Diffstat (limited to 'manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex')
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex b/manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex
index 3e71c45cae..76965d00cb 100644
--- a/manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex
+++ b/manual/configure_rockbox/sound_settings.tex
@@ -485,11 +485,16 @@ change to customise your listening experience.
- If too much gain is added through the graphical EQ, your music may distort.
- The \setting{Precut} setting allows you to adjust the overall gain of the EQ.
- If your music distorts when using the EQ, trying changing this setting to a
- negative value.
+ If too much positive gain is added through the graphical EQ, your music may
+ distort. The \setting{Precut} setting allows you to apply a global negative
+ gain to decoded audio, cancelling out positive gain from the EQ. This will
+ prevent distortion when boosting certain frequency ranges, at the expense of
+ making audio quieter.
+ Alternatively, precut can be used with a flat EQ curve to implement a volume
+ cap. For example, on a player that allows overdriving the headphone output
+ to +6dB, maximum volume can be capped to +0dB by applying 6dB of precut. Note
+ that precut is not applied if EQ is disabled.
\item[Simple EQ.]
This option provides an easier alternative for those who are daunted by all of