Question about FIIO A1 and E6
Oct 17, 2016 at 12:22 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

mrconfuse

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I can't find any information on this and I'm hoping someone else who has both can clarify this.
 
The A1 when in the 3rd bass mode (from what I understand) functions as a low gain setting where it actually attenuates/reduces volume, drops the signal down by -5 dB.
 
The E6 in mode 3 of the eq (purple light), it decreases signal by 3dB for high input devices. This mode is called 2 VRMS in the manual. 
 
So my question, is the -3 DB reduction what allows the E6 to take sources with input of 2 VRMS? 
 
is bass mode 3 on the A1 and eq mode 3 on the E6 essentially the same thing? 
 
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  So my question, is the -3 DB reduction what allows the E6 to take sources with input of 2 VRMS? 
 
is bass mode 3 on the A1 and eq mode 3 on the E6 essentially the same thing? 

 
Yes and yes. It is not as much as an EQ but rather an gain reduction.
 
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so does that mean that the A1 can also take source imput of 2 VRMS? Or is the -db not related to whether or not the Amp can take a high VRMS? The spec seat for the A1 shows max input VRMS as 1.35 

 
 

 
I don't think it will take a full 2Vrms as I can see obvious clipping with 2Vrms test signal. Most likely it is actually around 1.35Vrms
 

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