I know this topic has been discussed in a great detail, so pls hear me out before saying “Not Again”
The context of volume levels is when one has both a DS dac and a BHK pre in their system.
I have heard @Paul talk about volume control on the bhk pre in context of the taking your foot of the brakes. So i took away from that - let the volume on bhk go to the most acceptable level, in my case thats a wondrous 66-70.
But that means everything @tedsmith talks about the SNR ratio and no bits being dropped in the DS and good results at DS (running Windom) volume being between 90-100 - dont work. For me that translates to the DS sitting at around 33.
I know at the end of the day its each ear and each song to its own.
I wanted to understand why the BHK vol should be set at a higher or lower level when being used alongside a DS dac or why the DS Dac should be kept ast between 90-100, given thats the recommendation another very trusted @jamesh has recommended.
I was wanting to understand the why - a simple primer of a signal going from the source to the power amp and what high vs low in the dac vs pre mean in terms of sound quality given the strength /weakness of the DS- senior and BHK pre.