I have a large music collection of about 2,500 albums, all ripped from CD’s using EAC. The wav. files produced and archived by this are the equivalent of the original discs. I will soon start using AudioEngine’s D2 wireless DAC to allow me to access the music files stored on my main desktop computer and route them to my main (mid-fi) audio system or to one of several lesser audio systems in my household. I will need to add an inexpensive wireless/remote controlled volume control as part of the new system. I have been studying this and I see two options: the LDR approach, such as the Lightspeed, which I can build for well under $200, or the RelaiXed Passive approach, which uses discrete resisters controlled by relays, also in the same price range. Both devices are passive, which appeals to me especially considering that decent digital attenuators tend to get expensive. (I know, I know, I am already introducing one into my system with the D2, but I should be able to minimize its effects by setting its gain to unity. I think. Plus, I'm not sure I would hear the difference on my system.)What are thoughts on these approaches? JBL B380 subwoofer (aka Sumo Sampson)
I read reviews of the D2 before I purchased it and decided it was of high enough quality that it would not negatively impact my system. I was just prepared to have it ripped to shreds by some of the more serious audiophiles.
This opens the option of using a digital attenuator instead of the analog versions I mentioned in the first post.
the D2 transmitter contains a manual volume attenuator.
So do you use your computer to adjust volume of your system?
I like to adjust tone as I adjust volume*, so that usually happens at the receiver unless I'm too lazy to get up.(*) Fletcher-Munson, anyone??
Quote from: greynol on 29 August, 2017, 10:55:59 AMI like to adjust tone as I adjust volume*, so that usually happens at the receiver unless I'm too lazy to get up.(*) Fletcher-Munson, anyone??There are AVRs with settings that can do that for you (e.g. Denon's Dynamic EQ)