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ChiD

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Hi,

I have a NAD T163 a/v preamp with maximum output level of 5V,
a B&K AV5000II 5-channel amp with input sensitivity of 1V,
voltage gain of 28V. Where/how do I set the gain on the
amplifier? To make matter worse, I have another 2-channel
amp from Parasound HCA-750A that has input sensitity of 1V
for gain of 28.28V, full output at 1.2V. The Parasound
manual recommends setting the gain level to maximum. The
B&K manual recommends some adjustments to equalize the
loudness from the speakers. I just want to know at which level
other people set theirs. Thanks for all inputs.

Chi
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Chi,

Welcome to the Forum!

It’s not really a “gain” control. It’s an “attenuation” control, so typically they should be set full open. Your various speaker levels can be adjusted and balanced individually by the pre-amp. The only reason to attenuate the amp's knob is if you have an overly “hot” pre-out signal that puts your master volume control narrowly operating at the lower end of the scale.

Regards,
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

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