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(Both devices) - Increasing the gain, does this increase voltage output?
Last Updated 4 years ago

Gain is the amount of amplification that is applied to the input signal with the volume control set to maximum.

More on Gain:

If for example 0dB (amplification factor 1) is selected and the maximum output from the source is 1V, then with the volume control at maximum the output will also be 1V. Depending on the headphone connected the SPL produced by a 1V signal may vary from as low as 85dB to 138dB.

Thus gain needs to be considered in combination with the source and the headphone. A headphone that produces 138dB/1V should not be used with even the full 1V signal, while an 85dB/2.83V headphone will need the full maximum output.

We recommend to set the gain as low as possible but as high as needed to get comfortable listening levels with the volume control at around 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock.

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