It survives higher intensity signals, up to 216 dB, that would damage most condenser microphones beyond their 3 percent distortion
3 percent distortion
, the units deliver high peak current capabilities of six times the RMS level, and the 16-bit measurement resolution delivers DVM-type accuracy for easy measurement of line voltage, current, peak current, and inrush current.
But the expected effect has been much too tiny -- about a half percent distortion
of a background galaxy's shape, on average -- to be detected.