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I'm using my laptop to stream MOG to my stereo system in my office. I'm wondering if there is a recommended volume level on the laptop? Should it be turned up half way, all the way or ? Does it matter for best sound? I may add an Audioengine D1 for better sound - my stereo receiver is an old NAD 7155 without an internal DAC.

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It should be turned up all the way and the volume controlled by the receiver. This is to reduce noise at the amplification stage.
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Thanks for the reply riffer. That's the way I have been doing it when I hooked up my smart phone to the stereo.

I was on Audioengine's website today and they said something different. They suggest turning up the volume on their powered speakers to 11 or 12 and then controlling the volume from the PC. Not sure if that is because they are using powered speakers vs non-powered ones.

I'm also considering buying a Squeezebox Touch to hook up to the stereo instead of the laptop. Not sure if that would be a better solution than buying an Audioengine D1 - might be nice to have both smile.gif
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