McIntosh MC30 Advice Wanted

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by pantoramasan, May 18, 2017 at 8:14 PM.

  1. pantoramasan

    pantoramasan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Is it common practice among McIntosh MC30 owners/users to max out (turn the dial fully clockwise) the volume control pot and use the Pre amp for volume control?
     
  2. c_dk

    c_dk Super Member

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    I have no idea what the common practice is, I do know what the engineers planed on and what we tried to teach our clients.

    Preamp volume controls are not perfect, the taper for each channel will often be different.

    The designers try to have a range, say from 9:00 to 1:00 where the two channels track closely. The designers expect therefore the owner will set the amp gain controls to keep the preamp volume control to stay as much as possible in that zone.
     
  3. pantoramasan

    pantoramasan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks for that info. Very helpful. That's what I wanted to know.
     

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