Originally Posted by macc4

It's so the dj can't push the system too hard.

Problem is, if you are playing with the gains around 0db, and the next dj comes on, hits red and sends too much power to the amps

So yeah, they set the system up so it is (somewhat) foolproof for the idiots that like red lights

so it is limited? surely because the mixer signals are all +10 it can't be good for system and patrons ears. i have been there early in the night where the levels are at around 0 and the sound is perfect nice and crisp then as soon as it gets busy its cranked up and distorted and sounds terrible, ijust don't get it unless trying to achieve dirty distorted sound for the type of music being played..