07-20-2010 08:42 AM
I purchased a logitech touch a while back and hooked it up to my coincident passive preamp via the analog outs. The volume level is so low that it is virtually unplayable. I just purchased a W4S Dac 1 assuming that the coax out of the touch into the DAC 1 would produce acceptable levels of volume. The volume level is the same.
How do I raise the volume level of the digital / analog outputs on the touch?
I noticed the manual had this.
Use Volume Adjustments to even out the volume of the songs in your personal music library or playlist. Or, you can select other
volume adjustment that you like.
To set volume adjustments from song to song:
• From the Home menu, go to Settings > Audio Settings > Volume Adjustment.
Provided that your tunes include the necessary tag data, you can select Track gain to make sure that all tracks sound equally
loud. Album gain will make sure that all albums sound equally loud, but the volume differences between tracks within an
album are preserved. Smart gain implements album gain for songs from the same album, and track gain for a mixed playlist."
But this looks like it only affects ripped files that have had the volume adjustment metadata set. I don't see where to change the output of the volume for the touch as a whole.
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07-20-2010 10:30 AM
I think before messing with replay gain tags, it would be better to find the issue. I believe that issue is one of two things. Either a defective Touch (without being there I doubt it) or how you have things setup.
If it were me, I would turn the volume all the way down. Shut all equipment down and hook the Touch straight into your amp. Turn amp and Touch on and slowly raise the Volume on the Touch. If you can't turn it all the way up without damaging your ears or speakers, then the Touch is fine. Look for a pre-amp or DAC issue. If you can turn it all the way up without damaging your speakers or hearing, then the Touch is defective or your amp has poor gain numbers. What is the total gain of your amp?
And as a last comment, why use a passive pre-amp when you could use the Touch straight into your amp?
07-20-2010 11:11 PM
Thanks for the info. I didn't know the touch had it's own volume control (why is it not mentioned at all in the manual?). I will be trying that to see if it makes a difference. I'm not sure of the total gain of my amps. They are SET based coincident frankenstein mark II amps.
I have a passive preamp becuase I also have a record player and want to listen to that along with digital music. The LP's sound noticeably better than digital but the digital is much easier to use.