Topic: RME ADI 2 DAC as Pre Amp (Beginner Question - Please Help)
Happy to be a part of this forum. I’m also a proud owner of the RME Dac.
My system is node 2i > rme > marantz PM Ki ruby > dynaudio special 40s
All this while, I had been using the Rme as just the dac and left the amplification job to the marantz integrated. Recently I learnt that rme could be used as a pre amp and that I could use my marantz as a power amp instead.
To my surprise, the system sounded way better than it did before. Given rme’s robust functionalities, I am wondering what settings should I use / tweak when using the rme as a pre amp?
From what I could find on the internet, I’m hearing things like optimal level, distortion after a certain volume level, clipping, reference levels, loudness feature, etc.
I’m not very technical and don’t understand the science side of all this that well.
So as a starting point, I’m happy to mimic the config of someone who is using the rme as a pre amp in a similar setup. Please could you help me or point me in the right direction. Thank you so much!!