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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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I assume u haven’t connected to direct and other inputs at the same time?
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I have done that. If I have to disconnect t the input that the phono is using, then it is no use.

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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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What is the problem with just switching from one input (aux) to the other (phono) ?
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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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Because I don't want the NVA's volume control to operate the Merdian CD player. I wanted to bypass the NVA volume control. The Merdian sounds fantastic direct into the power amp with nothing in-between.

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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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Putting the Meridian in the Direct input of the pre-amp does send it through the SA volume unit - so you are running through that anyway.
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Really. Well that's new information. And welcome.
So what is direct about it?

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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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The Direct input is meant to be used when only a single source is needed, which then has volume control via the pre-amp.

More than a single source - then you have to use the switchable inputs and not the Direct.
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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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Ah.
Thanks for that.
In that case, it's not needed.
I have to say, in the faint sound that was coming from the phono input, it sounded very transparent.

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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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Try running both via switchable inputs. See how it sounds.

When using the DAC then set the volume of the preamp to about 75% and then run volume control via the DAC.

Turn volume down again before going over to phono.
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Re: NVA P50 II. , very low volume

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To be honest, I could do that by using the AMR that I have.
In fact, and I haven't tried this, if I turn the AMR up to 0bD, it switches out the volume control anyway.
It's only looking g at the NVA problem that reminded me that this was possible.

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