Halloween Man posted:Pedro T. posted:
I don't know about the DAC but the 5si alone at 11 o clock must be close to full power...
Could it be that the amp is struggling to drive speakers? Could it also be that because of this amp is more or less running in class b and sounding harsh?
That's not necessarily valid, there is a volume control in the DAC V1, so if that is turned down, then the control in the 5si will have to be turned up by the corresponding amount. This will simply restore the input to the power amp to the same level (and hence give the same output) as though the DAC V1 was at full volume and the 5si was set at a lower volume.