Topic: Asking kindly for your help to configure ADI-2 DAC solely as DAC
Hi Everybody(the kind people of RME Community),
currently, I am using the ADI-2 DAC only as DAC to feed a Musical Fidelity MX-HPA(fully balanced). As mentioned, the DAC is connected via XLR cable to Amplifier. Directly quoted from MX-HPA Manual:
These inputs accept normal line-level signals of 300mV nominal (suitable for 30mV->3V) from a wide range of equipment.
Line input of MX-HPA Amp:
THD+N <0.005% typical, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Signal /noise ratio >120dB ‘A’-weighted
Input impedance 50k Ohms
Frequency response +0, –0.1dB, 10Hz to 20 kHz
Currently, My settings are as follow:
the Ref Level ist @+7 dBu
Auto Ref Level is OFF
Volume is locked @ 0.0 dB (based on ADI-2 Manual)
I have tested +13 dBu @ 0.0 dB which caused distortion. How should I config the ADI-2 DAC to fully utilize my amp?
I would appreciate any input from you. I am also pretty noob in this field, thus I would also appreciate any explanation of your suggestions.
Best regards and thanks in advance,