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tank121
2008-05-30, 00:50
Should the sb3 volume always be set at 100% for best sound quality ?

I am feeding my Arcam Alpha 7 using RCA connections.

Skunk
2008-05-30, 05:02
Technically the SB3 performs best at full volume, but I use the SB's volume control all the time, even though I too have an integrated amp with its own pot (but no remote).

If I'm actively listening I get up and adjust the integrated so the SB3 can be at full volume, but for passive listening having the remote already in my hand trumps theoretical sound quality.

The generally recommended method is set the integrated's VC to the loudest you plan on listening when the SB is at max, and then use the SB VC to attenuate.