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Quiet analog signal compared to digital (8351A)

icalvin102, modified 2 Years ago.

Quiet analog signal compared to digital (8351A)

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 5/1/20 Recent Posts


I noticed that the analog signal is quite low compared to digital signal. Even though the output of the mixer is at its maximum.

Is there a explanation for that behaviour and is there a possibility boost the analog signal with GLM (in standalone mode)?

Its not that I can not get speakers loud enough (for my taste) with the analog signal but I almost blows my ears out when I switch back to digital and forget to adjust the volume beforehand. 


My setup: 

I have a pair of 8351A with GLM and wired Volume control. I use both digital and analog inputs of the speakers.

The GLM is used in standalone mode (without computer). The automatic input selection works as it should. 

They are connected as follows:

Digital: computer (internal soundcard) > toslink > (cheap) optical to electrical spdif converter > (short) chinch to AES (XLR) cable

Analog: turntable and other analog sources > ecler nuo 2.0 > XLR cable






janne-koo, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Quiet analog signal compared to digital (8351A)

Padawan Posts: 73 Join Date: 10/26/15 Recent Posts

Indeed... It would be nice to be able to store a separate attenuation value for digital signals for use with standalone auto-input mode; I'd set it at -12 or even -15 dB.

More gain on the analog side could easily cause distortion before matching the digital level.