the volume pots are just different.
Edited by bigshot - 1/30/14 at 2:35pm
At the same volume, they would be the same. I don't see why it matters whether one pot goes to ten and the other goes to 11 if they have the same sound at the same output level. Maybe I'm missing something.
So the difference in gain structure and volume pot from one amp to the next could explain the subjective terms such as 'laid-back', 'sterile', 'warm' etc?
Steve, if one amp has a different gain structure to another, does that mean one amp can apply more power over a more narrow portion of the volume pot compared to another?
Like some amps may need you to wind them up, if they have a lower gain. It's interesting, because there are times where more powerful amps tend to sound softer at a relative position, and it could because the pot and gain isn't sensitive over a narrow zone, but more so over a wider area.
I also noticed that the better the reproduced sound or music. The quieter it seems subjectively. So I seem to turn up really awesome equipment to crazy levels before I realize that it's kinda loud.
It's only natural to crank it up. Anyone who ever enjoyed live music performances knows that it's generally not "background" music, unless someone has just entering into a legally binding agreement and there's a big cake in the room. So when listening to recorded music we want to hear it at live performance volumes.