Topic: Ref level vs input sensitivity of preamp & power amp
just to confirm that my assumptions are correct. My sytem is streamer --> SPDIF --> ADI-2 Pro AE --> XLR --> preamp --> XLR --> power amp.
Input sensitivity of the preamp is 300 mV for 1 V output. Input sensitivity of the power amp is 1 V per XLR leg for nominal power. So if I want to achieve setting where max volume on preamp = nominal output power of the power amp, I should set the output level on my ADI-2 Pro as Ref Level +4 dBu, Volume -6 dB. It gives approx. 600 mV (RMS) = 300 mV (RMS) per XLR leg.
Is this correct?