I completely agree that the Arcam unit should meet its 100 THD+N spec. It did not, at least with the unit tested and the way it was tested.
I disagree that 4V is something consumer electronics should shoot for or that it has anything to do with engineering excellence. Putting out 4 volts is essentially useless as you would completely overdrive any power amp you have.
Just so I understand the measurement graphic
I am using Monolith 7X amplifier which has 1.6V input sensitivity to full power.
So the SINAD I can hope to get before clipping my power amp is about 80. Am I reading it right?
Also AV40 has a nominal output of 2V RMS using XLR - so the SINAD in nominal use is about 80-85 - is that right?
Sorry if these are dumb questions just trying to interpret the test results and my equipment
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