I set mine up in a 2 channel rig so the AVR would be completely removed from the equation. Straight from Mac Pro, to mixer to 2 channel amp using the following.
Last night I could only perform listening tests since I worked until midnight.
Running the same song on each config the only adjustments I could make were the volume on the Mac Pro, gain settings on the mixer and gain settings on the plate amp.
V2 plate amp set to 11am, Mac Pro volume set to 50% and mixer channel gain set to 75%, main volume on mixer at 40% netted 100db.
V3 gain set 100% netted 88db, another unscientific test I know but there it is. I am copying my test tones to my Mac Pro and running better tests when I have some time.
I'm in the JP Morgan Chase (I hate the company, but like the event
) corporate challenge tomorrow and Friday going to a Cubs game so not going to have time until this weekend.
I have no doubt the V3 that NicksHitachi got works as designed, unfortunately it looks like the one I got and a few others received doesn't. I am going to prove it as best as I can however I think the basic test conducted so far proves without a doubt my V3
amp is weak compared to the V2
Originally Posted by NicksHitachi - KH- check your phase, I recall you saying you couldn't hear the new amp when it was playing with the V2, maybe they are out of phase?
My ears are very sensitive to phase, this was the first thing I checked for, Kyle mentioned it as well. One thing very noticable between the two is how the driver is pushed, my V3 at max and being pushed hard doesn't move the driver much, the V2 is very capable of blowing the driver out of the box if pushed too hard.