Well my preamp doesn't have a volume control. My power amp has one and is set most of the time to play half way most of the time. It's power is only made of 40 Watts maximum. But it's so dynamic, clear and neutral and sounds at least double that out of my low power speakers. Hence I am expecting tomorrow an 'Integral 2' second hand (120 W).andyr wrote: ↑17 Dec 2018 05:57Sad to hear you didn't get a benefit from your purchase ... but, if you experiment ... sometimes you get a benefit ... and sometimes you don't! :)
Still can't understand how, when you're not using the 1:2 SUT, your phono stage is set to 60dB, though??
60dB = 1000x the input signal. I understood your HOMC was 3mV ... so you must be outputting 3000mV (ie. 3v) from the phono stage. Do you have your preamp volume control set waaay down low? I use 60dB gain with my 0.24mV ZYX LOMC - which delivers 240mV to my preamp (not 3000mV!). And even so, my preamp vol ctrl is not wound up to max.
There is no power specs given for my Leak 'Sandwiches' 2 ways at 15 Ohms initially, but values have change since my recap in series instead of in parallel as initially. Those 'Sandwiches' originally "mellow" sounding where made to be linked to low power valve amp. So I can't say what's happening there but the settings on my preamp sound best as.