Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman
Pre outs are variable level really. Affected by the volume control (I edited this after explaining it backwards)
When you mean affected by the volume control, you mean the volume control of the input? In my case, I am looking at two receivers (Denon 2112 and 2312) and it seems that only one of them will do volume control of the pre out on output:
- Denon 2112: "• Adjust the volume on the connected amplifier."
- Denon 2312: No such mention, and later in the manual: "Volume Level (Set the volume output level): Variable : Volume adjustment is enabled by main unit and remote control"
The speakers I am looking at have a dial for bass, treble and volume. But I don't want to have to turn the dial every time I want to change volume outdoors.
So I am wondering, if I connect a Mac audio jack to a Denon 2112, and set the speaker's volumes at the max I want to hear, what is going to happen?
1. When playing iTunes, I can use the iTunes volume to impact the speaker's volumes (with the Denon in the middle), OR
2. The Denon somehow normalize my Mac's signal and always output it at the same volume out?
It seems that it might be the #2, meaning I'd have to get the 2312 or different speakers whose volume can be remotely controlled.
Am I making sense? (Sorry for the long post.)