Operation Guide for Passive Remote Volume Control
The best way to use the Remote Volume Control is to
place it as near as possible to your power amplifier. As
a passive device, the shorter the cables are, the better
the performance will be. This is made easy by the use of
its remote control capability.
Most DAC and CD players today have a low enough
output impedance to drive long cables so it is usually
better to allow them to drive your longest cables down
to the volume control. An additional benefit of this
approach is that any unwanted noise picked up by the
cable run will be attenuated by the volume control,
improving signal to noise ratio.
To operate, plug the power supply into the rear of the
unit and then attach interconnects. The switch on the
front panel allows the user to raise and lower the
volume level without the remote control. The LED
display shows the relative volume as a binary number
output of 0 to 125. The red LED comes on as the volume
control is half-way up or at step 64. This red LED is
only a warning that the power amplifier outputs could be
very high and is not in any way an indication of reduced
You can also use the remote transmitter to raise or
lower the volume. It steps slowly for a few steps and
then speeds up as the control button is held down.
Programming instructions are included to allow the user
to control the CD, VCR, TV or other source functions
with the remote.
The round lens on the front of the control is to enhance
the remote IR reception and does not light-up.
If you are using the Passive Linestage, input selection
is also done with the remote control. Push preamp
on the remote transmitter and then select the desired
source (CD, PHO, or TUN). Note that this Linestage also
has two outputs for each channel for use when bi-amping
or to drive a sub directly.
The Vishay -102 resistors used in this unit provide
unequaled clarity and transparency. Although they sound
very good when new, they continue to break-in and
improve over the years.
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