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Functional difference in vol cntrl use.

kevs, muokattu 7 Vuodet sitten.

Functional difference in vol cntrl use.

Youngling Viestejä: 12 Liittymispäivä: 26.7.2014 Viimeisimmät viestit
Is there any difference, advantage, disadvantage to using the 6010 vol cntrl between the source & the 5040 sub input instead of the remote vol cntrl that comes with the 5040? Not sure how the 5040 remote vol cntrl works, but it seems to have a different taper than the 6010 vol cntrl. I am using the 6010/5040 setup in a PC based nearfield music system with an iPad remote controlling the media player. It is recommended to run the media player vol at full & use the DAC ( AQ Dragonfly) to control system vol. That leaves the Genelec vol cntrl as the most convenient (nearest listening position) method to control the output. Just need to make sure I am using the highest quality option available to me.

Thanks,
kev
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 7 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Functional difference in vol cntrl use.

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hi Kev,

I am sorry but I don't understand what you mean by 6010 volume control? What kind of device are you using between the source and the 5040 sub input?
kevs, muokattu 7 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Functional difference in vol cntrl use.

Youngling Viestejä: 12 Liittymispäivä: 26.7.2014 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hi, Thanks for your response. Allow me to attempt to clarify. I have a 5040 sub & 2 6010 speakers. I also have the 9000A volume control designed for the 6010s & the volume control supplied with the 5040. I am wondering which of the 2 following configurations would be preferable. My primary consideration is sound quality. This is a PC based audio playback system using a USB DAC (AQ Dragonfly) output to the 5040.
1. Use the 5040 volume control.
2. Use the 9000A volume control between the DAC & the 5040 & not use the 5040 vol control.

I am not clear on how the 5040 remote volume operates, but do notice that it has a different taper than the 9000A remote vol control. I realize that there may be no sonic difference, but since I have both options available to me, I thought I would ask.
Thanks,
kev
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 7 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Functional difference in vol cntrl use.

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Ok, now I understand. I got confused as the 9000A is not designed only for 6010 but it is a multi-purpose volume controller instead. :)

There shouldn't be any sound quality difference between these two volume control options. The 5040 remote volume controller operates a chip inside the subwoofer which controls the system volume. The 9000A attenuates the signal in a similar manner. As you state, they might have a slightly different taper but this doesn't affect the audio quality as they both operate in analogue domain. Pick the one that you like the best.
kevs, muokattu 7 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Functional difference in vol cntrl use.

Youngling Viestejä: 12 Liittymispäivä: 26.7.2014 Viimeisimmät viestit
Thanks so much for the quick response. Good to know that the 5040 vol control operates in the analogue domain. That is important to me, as the DAC (AQ Dragonfly) does also, so I want to retain as much sound quality as possible. Incidentally, this is my first high quality PC sound system and I am enjoying it very much. I have had many combinations of somewhat decent PC speakers in the past, but as I told a friend yesterday, this is the first system that has interrupted my computer work & made me restart a song, turn up the volume & just listen to the music. Thanks so much for your help & attention to details.

Thanks,
kev