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post #16 of 1488

Still made and engineered partly overseas in addition to Boulder, CO. If it really matters to you.

post #17 of 1488
Thread Starter 

Wow, there are couple PWD at Audiogon for less than $2000.  Where were they when I purchased mines couple weeks ago...

post #18 of 1488


 

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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

Still made and engineered partly overseas in addition to Boulder, CO. If it really matters to you.



If you look at it like that then there is nothing with more than a few components inside that is made in America any longer.

post #19 of 1488

I don't care where something is made (as long as it isn't slave labor/children, that type of arrangement). I am only quoting their website and pointing out that "American made" is usually partially true most of the time it seems. We all gotta eat.

post #20 of 1488
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Humm, very interesting on Audio GD.  How is Ref 5?  I want DAC very detail and musical and will pair with WA22.


Its very detailed but not very musical. Good with tube amp not so good with SS amp as both are too analytical.

post #21 of 1488

Read more reviews of the Ref-5 beyond this one impression please.

post #22 of 1488

The Audio-gd sales staff has spoken.

post #23 of 1488
Thread Starter 
Got my PWD for over a week now and very impress with it. A quick questionfor PWD owners, do you keep the volume at 100% of scale it back a little?
post #24 of 1488

I keep the volume at 100%.
 

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Got my PWD for over a week now and very impress with it. A quick questionfor PWD owners, do you keep the volume at 100% of scale it back a little?
post #25 of 1488
100% as well
post #26 of 1488
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I set mines at 100% too and use the Sonett to control the volume.

post #27 of 1488

I keep it at 100% but for some reason I have a dim (very dim) recollection of someone at PS Audio (Paul?) saying 50% was the "correct" setting.  I'll try to dig up the link.

post #28 of 1488
It's a digital volume control. resolution is lost the more attenuation is used. PS Audio encourages the use of the volume control, I do not. That is unless you have a crap preamplifier, or no preamplifier at all.
post #29 of 1488

Here's one of the threads on the subject.

 

http://www.psaudio.com/ps/forum/showthread.php/viewthread/570/

post #30 of 1488

I don't know if PS Audio does their volume control in a similar way, but Logitech claims the digital volume control on the Transporter can be attenuated up to -32dB without any loss of signal (no deviation from bit-perfect).  This however does not jibe with what I (or other tech reps at Logitech) hear, but our ears aren't testing equipment.

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