Cable Question
Oct 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM Post #2 of 7

883dave

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If my amp is producing too much gain should I use a higher capacitance IC or a lower IC cable? Or am I lost in the sauce?


Do you mean that your amp output is too loud at low settings? ie...on a volume control that goes from 1-25, 5 is too loud

If so, your problem is that your imput device has too high of a voltage output.

Cables will not fix this problem, you have to lower the output voltage of your input device
 
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Capacitance is the ability of something to store energy briefly and then release it again.

It's handy to have at least a rudimentary understanding of electronics.
 
Oct 24, 2008 at 12:56 PM Post #4 of 7

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Do you mean that your amp output is too loud at low settings? ie...on a volume control that goes from 1-25, 5 is too loud

If so, your problem is that your imput device has too high of a voltage output.

Cables will not fix this problem, you have to lower the output voltage of your input device



Interesting. What is the best way to do this with a device of fixed volume line output?
 
Oct 24, 2008 at 3:31 PM Post #5 of 7

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Hmmm...I had a similar problem before, but it wasn't the amp, it was really high output voltage from an older CDP that I had. It would clip the amp like crazy at minimal volume levels. Cables were not the fix though...this was a portable amp that couldn't take the voltage...a "real" amp with a much higher nominal input impedance was the answer. You could try a cable with a much higher resistance, but good luck determining that on your own...
 
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Interesting. What is the best way to do this with a device of fixed volume line output?


You could put a resistor inline (after calculating the value), or use an aftermarket RCA Line Level Attenuator plug.
 

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