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Input sensitivity 8040

ranefjord, modified 5 Years ago.

Input sensitivity 8040

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/11/16 Recent Posts
Hi!

I have a novice question. I use 8040 at home for pure stereo enjoyment with a Benchmark DAC2 HGC. Sounds great! Well, I have wondered for some time since the Benchmark can put out a high signal. Should I set the Benchmark to max out (0db) and the Genelecs to +6db (less sensitivity) or the other way around? Does it make a difference?

Thanks
/Jens
ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Input sensitivity 8040

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi Jens,

Technically it does not make much difference at all, but of course you should test if you can hear any difference and choose the best option. :)
1038, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Input sensitivity 8040

Jedi Master Posts: 340 Join Date: 4/6/09 Recent Posts
From my perspective i always recommend that users set their Genelec's to maximum volume if they have no reason to adjust it, eg matching SPL for another pair of speakers.

Leaving the Genelec's at maximum limit the possibility of sending the speakers a clipped input signal.
ranefjord, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Input sensitivity 8040

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/11/16 Recent Posts
Thanks. I will try the other way around just for fun.

/Jens