PWD Volume Adjustment


#1

I have to max out the volume on the PWD when listening to certain sources. Switching between the USB input on my computer and the coax input on my Sony transport, I have noticed that the volume control is almost maxed out always. I switched from single ended cables to balanced because the balanced sounded better. I recall reading somewhere that one of the cables gave you more gain, but don’t remember which. My question is: Can the volume control on the PWD be adjusted for more gain?


#2

Balanced cables usually sound louder. The PWD only goes up to 100. There is no other gain adjustment (unlike the DS, which also has a -20 dB attenuator).


#3

Balanced provides a 6dB greater level. The difference is not subtle. But this assumes the receiving unit (preamp or amp) is truly balanced as well.