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In practice, my Oppo's stereo RCA output, even at 100% (where I normally have it, as it best matches my phono stage's volume), is not unusually hot.  My integrated amp has a good range of usable volume control and doesn't feel like its inputs are being over-driven.  Even so, running the Oppo directly into the Solo, or the Solo running from the Record output of the integrated, at 9 - 10 o'clock the volume is plenty loud enough for me, into (300 Ohms) Senn' HD600/HD800.

If I did want to reduce the Oppo's output, I'm not sure if it would be done in the digital domain - by throwing bits away(?) hence less good, or (better) with analogue circuitry.


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Originally posted by vinylmad vinylmad wrote:

If I did want to reduce the Oppo's output, I'm not sure if it would be done in the digital domain - by throwing bits away(?) hence less good, or (better) with analogue circuitry.


The Sabre in the oppo works at 32 bits internally... so there is no perceptible loss.

Anyway, if you don't hear clipping/saturation, simply keep it this way: the Solo is meant to work that way with high impedance headphones which have good sensitivity too.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote vinylmad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2021 at 5:44pm
Sorry, I might have misunderstood.  Would the Solo prefer it if I actually reduced the Oppo's output and aimed for a higher position on the volume control at my ideal listening level?


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Originally posted by vinylmad vinylmad wrote:

Sorry, I might have misunderstood.  Would the Solo prefer it if I actually reduced the Oppo's output and aimed for a higher position on the volume control at my ideal listening level?


I think you'd prefer it.

(the Solo is just a machine) Wink
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