M-85/C-85 output

Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by edwin, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. edwin

    edwin Active Member

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    Would it be better to limit maximum output of amp or control volume through the preamp to protect speakers from overload? Thanks
     

     

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  2. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Most integrated amps are designed to produce their rate output with normal input source levels, with the volume control set to around 1/2 (or 12:00). That is a good rule of thumb for the combo you are asking about. I suggest that you set the preamp volume control to 1/2 (12:00), then set the power amp to where the music is pretty much as loud as you will normally ever need. You will have more if you ever need it.

    I drive AR9s, EPI-A500s and Magneplanars with my power amp set to 1/2. The preamp then has plenty of good control resolution.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  3. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I prefer to leave the attenuation dials on the amp at zero attenuation (full output) unless needed to balance the output between multiple amps, and even then I only use the attenuation dials as little as possible.
     

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