Why premiere timeline reduce loud audio by 3dB?

Explorer ,
Dec 01, 2020

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I import a sound file into premiere with peak near 0dB.

If I play it in the source monitor, it plays as expected with the peak nearing 0dB.

However, when placed on a timeline and played the entire wave is reduced by 3dB, so it peaks at -3dB.

If I export this timeline the output file also peaks at -3dB.

 

Is this an expected behavoir?

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Explorer ,
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Never mind I found the answer in a previous post.

It has to do with mono panning to stereo.

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