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Setting volume on full

sean65, modified 11 Years ago.

Setting volume on full

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 3/26/10 Recent Posts
Hi Guys,

Just a quick question regards setting the volumes on a pair of 8020's.

I have a monitor volume on my audio interface which I use for controlling the volume of the monitors. Should I set the volume controls on the 8020's to full and leave them there and use my interface control for all adjustments?

Also, when I power up the 8020's, would it be harmful if the volumes are set at full during power up?

In other words, do I need to lower the volumes on the monitors before switching them on?

Many thanks

Sean
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Setting volume on full

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

Just a quick question regards setting the volumes on a pair of 8020's.

I have a monitor volume on my audio interface which I use for controlling the volume of the monitors. Should I set the volume controls on the 8020's to full and leave them there and use my interface control for all adjustments?

Hi Sean,

If your audio interface makes it adjustment in analog domain, it doesn't make difference where you attenuate the signal. But if it's digital, then it makes more sense to use the digital control near its maximum output and attenuate the signal in the speakers because they're analog.

Also, when I power up the 8020's, would it be harmful if the volumes are set at full during power up?

In other words, do I need to lower the volumes on the monitors before switching them on?

No, it doesn't cause any problems if the gains are maxed out while powering up. Of course you should always switch on from source to speakers so that the speakers don't have to reproduce any of the noises that the previous equipment are producing while powering up.