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TOPIC: SHD Studio + integrated amp: volume level?

SHD Studio + integrated amp: volume level? 1 week 3 days ago #39091

I have just ordered an SHD Studio and was wondering how to connect it to the DAC and intergrated amp I have. If I want to use the amp as an integrated amp, that is, with its preamplifier, shall I set the volume level at 0dB on the SHD?

I can also use the amp as a power amp (it has this option), but since my DAC does not have a volume control (it's a Pioneer N50a), would I use the volume control on the SHD? That is, will the signal sent to the DAC from the SHD be attenuated at the SHD before the DAC or will the volume control on the SHD have no effect on the volume then? Is one of the two scenarios (integrated vs. power amp) preferable? I'm sorry if this has been discussed already, but I haven't been able to find any information on this in the manual or on the forum. I would appreciate any advice anyone might have on this--thank you!

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SHD Studio + integrated amp: volume level? 2 days 2 hours ago #39211

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Welcome to the SHD gang! :-)
Yes, you can indeed set the SHD at 0dB. I would control the volume inside the SHD if I were you, it will indeed attenuate the sound in the DAC. A single place where you can control volume, preset, source.. It's got all the resolution you need.

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