Hello digital fans,
I changed over to a DSD from the PWD in December 2019. I noticed immediately that my pre-amp required an increase of about two steps to equal the same listening level. I left the system in tact for break-in until June before experimenting with the setup. I’ve decided to compare the DACS connected directly to the amp to remove any variables from the path. There is no question that the output level is lower in the DSD and I’m baffled as to the reasons. This is because I thought that the difference was in the digital realm. I’ve also made certain that the attenuator is not activated on the DSD. Before I call PS I’m wondering if there’s something I missed. Thankfully there is a community here for those of us ready to lose our heads.