DS DAC set volume?


#1

Hi guys is it possible to have the ps ds dac set to a fixed volume of 100 as i have just added a pre?

Thanks


#2

Of course. You can set to 100 with attenuation out. 106 with attenuation in depending on what sounds best to you, noise floor etc. I have mine set w/ attenuation out and at 95 as that gives me good volume control on my pre. I hope that answers your question.

Some good stuff (somewhat related?) from Ted on this thread:


#3

Yes thanks read that you are saying I just turn the volume on the DS to 100 and leave it right? I mean is there as option where I can keep it fixed as if I forget and use the remote the volume will not change… thanks


#4

The volume on the dac will not change unless you change it. That’s why there are two volume controls on your remote.


#5

Yes but I have a Jeff rowland 625S2 so added a Jeff rowland Capri S2


#6

You cannot lock the volume to one specific value.

However, both the DS DAC and DsJ have a setting for Maximum Volume. That is, you can set a volume threshold which will never be exceeded. This is helpful if you are concerned you may make a mistake and set the volume too loud.


#7

Intermittently - for reasons that are explained elsewhere - the volume can change of itself. Something to do with the Bridge resetting (vol = 60 bug). And there was something else where the volume would go to 80. And of course, if you have some network latency issues when sending a volume command the end result might be unfortunate, as happened to me once.


#8

Yikes! As if by wizardry.


#9

The only time that happened to me was after a firmware update. A number of others had the same experience. Can’t remember which update it was. If I recall correctly, it set the maximum volume to 60 so that had to be changed back to 100.