Post by Percussionista on Jan 21, 2017 18:39:07 GMT -5
In trying to integrate the DC-1 into a full home theater system (at my PC) it appears I have to run the DC-1 at high output volume so the various surround speakers are not far off in levels. This is frightening though if I forget to switch back to, say -35db, which is a more typical value when just playing music coming in from USB. I had the DC-1 set at -8db once and forgot to switch it back when I switched to USB-in. It blasted like the dickens for the millisecond it took my fortunately quick reflexes to dial it down. Anyway, I now set it at 0db for theater, though that is even worse.
There is a menu item for fixed-output (presumably 0db) so the DC-1 won't control the volume, but I don't want to use it because most of the time I use the DC-1 as the preamp (USB stereo in), and that would be even more cumbersome to change back and forth then a quick turn of the volume knob.
Hence, for future DC-x's I would strongly recommend having it remember separate output levels for each of the inputs, not just headphone vs. all the rest.
Still unpacking, setting up, but at least: Office: Emotiva DC-1, Stealth-8's, Airmotiv-S12 Theater: Vandersteen 3A signature's, SVS PC-12+; Emotiva MPS-2, MC-700, C1 and E1's; Oppo 203 Living Room: Sonos Soundbase; Oppo 103