Originally Posted by Duartisimo
I bought this combo and just wondering about the volume levels for the DAC. I'm using Windows 7, if that is of any help.
Is it safe to asume that the MODI volume level at the coputer be at 100% and let the MAGNI do the rest? Also, the volume level for the media player? I'm using J River
First, make sure you have Windows set to send the Modi 24 bit audio (Audio Properties > Playback Tab > Modi > Properties > Advanced). With it set that way I'd recommend using either the Magni's volume control or Windows', but not the media player (merely because I wouldn't be confident it was doing its volume adjustment in 24 bits).
With that said, I would give preference to using Magni's volume control; if you can set everything on the digital side (player and Windows) to 100% then that'd probably be best, but if not I'd use Windows' to give yourself a usable volume range then do actual adjustment on the Magni.
Also, I would recommend against using the players' volume control since system sounds might then be really loud even though your music isn't.