1. Of a recording, the range within which its volume fluctuates. (The term is applied to the original sounds and to the electric currents produced by them.) 2. In a musical instrument, a measure of the span between the quietest and loudest sounds it is capable of producing. 3. In a tape recorder, the dB interval between the noise level and the level at which distortion occurs.
"dear cvcproductions: Recently I sent a 48 year-old lp of the eastman wind ensemble that you transferred to cd for me. I wanted to commend you on an excellent job. I am very pleased with the results. The sound is just wonderful considering the source you had to work with. I was also very pleased with the cd case and the transfer of the lp cover. ..."