Topic: Ref Level & Volume to Musical Fidelity Integrated Amp
go easy on me - I am a new owner & totally confused as to what sort of settings I should have set on my RME ADI-2 DAC FS to my Musical Fidelity M6 500i Integrated Amp using the XLR balanced outs. My speakers are B&W 803 D2. Up until now I have only used DACs without a preamp.
The Musical Fidelity published specs are sparse and their literature is mostly marketing BS at best. This is all they divulge:
Power output: 500 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (27dBW)
THD(+ noise): <0.01% typical, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >100dB ‘A’-weighted
Frequency Response: +0, –0.1dB, 10Hz to 20 kHz
4x Line Level RCA / Phono
1x Line Level XLR Balanced
I have emailed MF twice about getting some sort of max or recommended input voltage and they have just ignored me. After a lot of searching on the internet, the only other sort of additional info came from a HiFi World UK review and some of their own supposed testing, I have quoted some of that below:
"....input sensitivity has been raised to a very high 68mV..." ?
Power 450 watts
CD/tuner/aux (all RCA inputs)
Frequency response: 15Hz-46kHz
Damping factor: 73
Any guidance on theoretically best settings for my setup would be appreciated