## Why have most brands settled on 4:2:1 mixers over 6:2:1?

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### Re: Why have most brands settled on 4:2:1 mixers over 6:2:1?

foilholio wrote:do you think it is wise to continue abusing how RATIOs are written?
Maybe 4-2-1 would be better? Or 4^2^1? 0100:0010:0001? Lets debate it on the internets.

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### Re: Why have most brands settled on 4:2:1 mixers over 6:2:1?

Well it's not actually that you abuse how ratios are written it's more you abuse how fractions are written or somehow expect people to make the logic jump that a whole number like 4 is in fact a fraction like 1/4. For something like 4:2:1 this can work fine because the ratios as fractions are the same albeit in reverse but for something like 6:2:1 you get a problem where if you jump to the fractions the ratios don't match. This would be why in math you can write 1/4 as 0.25 but not 4.

Yes you can use use binary but your intended meaning is 0.01:0.1:1 or 1:10:100.

and... I am out, I can't discuss this anymore.