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post #7006 of 7013
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Originally Posted by Y26-Day View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I have this question regarding volume setting and read a few threads without a firm answer.

 

Currently I am playing SACD ISO/Loseless Flacs on my pc JRiver media center -->

 

PS Audio Perfectwave MKII via eithernet/network connection -->

 

BHSE via XLR cable -->

 

Stax SR-007 MkI

 

My question is that what volume setting at each component (Computer, DAC, BHSE) would be present the best SQ (least distortion)?

 

Currently Computer @ 100%, DAC @ 50%, BHSE @ 10 o'clock to 11.5 o'clock for most recordings.

 

I think you could easily turn up the volume on the PWD and lower the volume on the BHSE.

 

I almost have the same setup like you: PWD MKII -> BHSE -> SR-009.

 

I mostly run the PWD MKII at 85-100% volume and the BHSE at 8 to 9 o'clock. 

 

I only need to turn up the BHSE volume up to like 11 o'clock if I am using it with the Realiser which has very low gain.

 

I think you will not hear any difference between your approach or mine. But the PWD can definitely handle volume control great and has no distortion at 100% volume.

post #7007 of 7013
My BHSE has the balanced inputs coming from my Pre-amp, and I adjust the pre-amp volume to put the BHSE volume dial somewhere between 9-12 position.(XLR out from DAC and phono pre to Pre-amp and on to both amps via XLR)

I have the DAC also hooked up to the BHSE via RCA connection, and the dial ends up a bit lower. (RCA voltage is a bit smaller than balanced XLR)
post #7008 of 7013
Dears,
 
What colors can I choose from for my customised BHSE? And what upgrading parts can I instal to enhance my gear except for the potentiometer?
 
And how long can I receive BHSE if I place the order today?

 

Thanks

post #7009 of 7013

You have Black/Grey/Silver/Blue&Purple and no other upgrade except POT.

 

You will receive your BHSE in two weeks after it has been completely tested!  But it takes 1~3 years to build, anyway, you will know when it is ready.

post #7010 of 7013
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Originally Posted by JAENSCH View Post
 

You have Black/Grey/Silver/Blue&Purple and no other upgrade except POT.

 

I think you can choose different tubes and feet, and you certainly can have different output sockets (Normal or Pro bias). 

post #7011 of 7013
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Originally Posted by JAENSCH View Post
 

But it takes 1~3 years to build, 

 

That sounds about right :)

post #7012 of 7013
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Originally Posted by theboch View Post
 

 

I think you could easily turn up the volume on the PWD and lower the volume on the BHSE.

 

I almost have the same setup like you: PWD MKII -> BHSE -> SR-009.

 

I mostly run the PWD MKII at 85-100% volume and the BHSE at 8 to 9 o'clock. 

 

I only need to turn up the BHSE volume up to like 11 o'clock if I am using it with the Realiser which has very low gain.

 

I think you will not hear any difference between your approach or mine. But the PWD can definitely handle volume control great and has no distortion at 100% volume.

 

Someone measured the SNR on the PWD2 and it was the best at around 68-72 if my memory serves well. I could not detect much of an improvement or an issue between 70-100, however I did not like how it sounds at lower volume levels, so something could be going on.

post #7013 of 7013
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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

 

Someone measured the SNR on the PWD2 and it was the best at around 68-72 if my memory serves well. I could not detect much of an improvement or an issue between 70-100, however I did not like how it sounds at lower volume levels, so something could be going on.

 

 

Thank you very much for this info. I was not aware of that. I will try to run the PWD at 70 in the next days and crank up the volume on the BHSE.

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