Hi, I have a Marantz NR1602 receiver hooked up to the Kanto iPair 5 over RCA. These are active speakers that don't have an automatic standby mode (and when turned off seem to lose their previous setting) so I leave them on at all times. However, I'm a bit uneducated as to the correct way to set volume in my gear.
I have the speakers currently set at default volume (50%) and use the receiver volume control. Most of the time it sits at -30-25dB but with some quiet films needs to be cranked up to -5-0dB.
Putting the speakers to max volume allows me to run the amp at lower volumes and I would imagine that's probably a good thing. The speakers seem to reach a higher volume without distortion this way. So the question is - are my speakers going to suffer from idling at max volume, or is it fine to leave them like that?