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thanks for the info!
I'm unclear, would you mind clarifying? The SC-05 volume
goes from -70dB to +4dB(max).
My MCACC level settings are at +1.0dB. The reason I ask is I'm hooking
up the SC-05 to the XPA-5 amp. I found with music cd's,
fairly loud levels are at -30dB, where as movies(HD or BD) need
to be bumped up to -10dB or even higher for same level.
That's quite a big difference in output levels.
"Are you saying at 0dB on the SC-05
Volume Indicator would be 1.5Vrms out?"
"Does increasing the channel level in the setup also increase notable distortion?"
It can, but only when you get passed reference levels
What you are finding with the different source material is fairly normal. I will almost always play CD's lower than when watching a DVD or Blu-ray.
Main HT Room: Panny TC-P65VT60 (calibrated by Chad B), Denon AVR-4311, Comcast X1 DVR, Apple TV3, Sony BDP-S5100, Speakers: Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers, Sierra Horizon and HTM-200SE, Dual Power Sound Audio XV15 Subwoofers
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