output volume to amp?
Mar 7, 2006 at 5:38 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

rem7

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Hello, I was wondering how loud do I have to set the volume on my soundcard for my amp to recieve?
I use to have my firewires410 headphone output maxed out and just control the volume with my amp. But when I do this I hear some crackling. So I decided to move the nob on the soundcard to the middle, I don't hear the crackle anymore. Is this where its supposed to be? I did some A/B tests, so I know the file itslef is not the problem.

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FLAC >> foobar2000 >> ASIO >> Firewire410 >> RSA Hornet >> AKG k701s
 
Mar 7, 2006 at 3:23 PM Post #2 of 5

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You should use, if possible, "line level" out. Then there won't be any volume setting issue. Then the amp will see the signal at the correct level by default.

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Mar 7, 2006 at 11:21 PM Post #4 of 5

Fitz

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You should really be using the line outs on the back of the 410, you'll need adapters or a cable that has two mono 1/4" plugs on one end, but it'll be much better than using the headphone out.
 

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