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I tried to find out what exactly the limiter does and how it affects distortion. On my Samsung S7 with Oreo and build 823 ( high-res, sampling rate 44.1 kHz, wired headphones ) I chose a song ( mp3, 44.1 kHz ) with a significant amount of bass.Then I activated Tone and EQ and set the bass in both to maximum level, including the eq-preamp. I expected to hear distortions, which would then be diminished after I would have activated the limiter. I would try that both for DVC and non-DVC and didn't expect a difference there. Result : without DVC I heard distorted sound, limiter or no limiter didn't make a difference. With DVC I didn't hear distortions, again the limiter didn't make a difference. Question : Bug or Feature ? I'd say bug : the limiter should have prevented the distortions. That there were no distortions with DVC might be a feature of DVC - but then I'd expect the limiter button to be inactive.
I thought it would be a good addition to have the limiter not only show when it's kicking in, but also once it reduces de volume to avoid distortion, instead of raising it back up quickly make it so that it slowly turns up the volume let's say over the course of a minute. I imagine it as having a % number next to the limiter button, if it says 100% the limiter hasn't affected the volume
Currently the limiter only limits if and when the final output to the DAC exceeds the maximum allowed value. It generally doesn't prevent distortion arising from preamp and equalizer. See the discussions here : I propose to change this : The limiter should take action when the output of the DSP exceeds the maximum value, thereby effectively preventing distortions, and that then wouldn't depend on the volume level.