Topic: Help with adi-2 dac fs as preamp
Thanks for accepting me. I owned a pair of nad power amp and preamplifier. I bought rme adi-2 dac fs as a dac after a lot of research and the result was great. One day after reading the manual i decided to try it instead of the main preamplifier and i didn't noticed any difference and actually the rme behaved better. So I removed from the chain a device less. I left with my 2x150 power amplifier and rme as a preamp.nad power amplifier had gain setting.
I upgraded the power amp to a rotel rb-1590 which. I connected via rca since i dont have xlr cables yet. The problem starts here. The sound level is very low. I feel there is no volume enough. I tried to increase the dbu to 13 and the level increased. but was much conpared tto he previous less powerful amp. Rotel is 2x350w without gain settings.
According the manual rme has almost 3.4 volt with the 13dbu. Autoref setting makes it much less powerful
After that i asked a friend to borrow me his intergrated amplifier which had 1v preout and the behavior of the system became more reasonable about volume level and finally the power of rotel came out.(rme locked volume as dac only)
I hope that it has to do with nad settings because i am very disappointed with this. Any advice help would be highly appreciated.