Have a quick question for the community; one which has eluded my efforts to find any sort of answer so far.
Can someone explain the deal with the "153%" volume control level which is ostensibly furnished via pavucontrol?
Unless I'm missing something here, this seems to be an absolute fallacy limited by physical hardware. If not, then it seems as though we're playing around with the dangerous possibility of front-end overload for connected equipment; and megabuck damage beyond mere clipping at the top levels.
So, what's the scoop? Does pavucontrol really dig into areas of firmware which shouldn't be messed with at the hardware level, pushing things to well beyond manufacturer's specifications; or is it just another odd example of "This one goes to 11 (or 15.3, in this case ;o)?"
"Enquiring minds want to know..."
Thanks a bunch; and have a great day