Using Win XP SP2 and JRMC/Asio4All.
Nuforce Ref8 monoblocks all around.
At 50% my speakers would be sent into orbit
At 5% I supply my neighbors with music as well.
So basically I have 5 levels .. Off - 1/5 - 2/5 - 3/5 - 4/5 - Max(5%).
The only thing I have enabled in the XM control panel is 7.1 settings (do play movies as well).
None of the Dolby, DTS etc to the right has been selected (gray/not blue as I guess means active).
The XM was upgraded with new OP amps by the previous owner.
But I'm not sure about the sound .. something is not right.
It sounds almost a bit distorted. That is why I wonder if it scales bits when adjusting volume. Maybe that sounds like distorsion.
It's not extremely bad at 3%.. very dynamic but voices and higher sounds a bit off. But I could be imagining things.