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I am finding that I can turn the volume up only about a quarter of the way on my Krell KAV 500i with my really old Philips cd473 player as the source, but need to turn the volume up quite high...at least three quarters of full, on my Oppo 83 player and only get decent volume. Is there any reason for this? I find the Philips player sounds pretty good too...lots of detail, big sound stage. It doesn't hurt that it can reach the sound levels that it can.
 

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Firstly, the difference is a difference in output voltage. So turn it up a little more. It doesn't matter. At the same volume level, they should sound the same. Secondly, CD players have nothing to do with soundstage. Soundstage is affected by speaker placement and room acoustics.
 

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Originally Posted by FMW  /t/1520708/old-philips-cd473-plays-louder-than-oppo-83#post_24432275


Firstly, the difference is a difference in output voltage. So turn it up a little more. It doesn't matter. At the same volume level, they should sound the same. Secondly, CD players have nothing to do with soundstage. Soundstage is affected by speaker placement and room acoustics.

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The output voltage of analog outputs on CD players routinely vary over the range from below 2 volts to more than 2.5 volts which is a range of at least 2 dB which can be clearly audible.
 
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