I’m new to this forum and i’ve got some interest with the Bartok on my system to replace an Auralic Aries G2 and a Totaldac d1-core.
My pream is a Parasound JC-2 ans my amp a Parasound JC5.
Does anyone try a dCS Bartok with a Parasound JC-2 ? If yes with which settings for output voltage ?
I’m plan to test it with 0.2V as output voltage to match the sensitivity to the JC2 :
Unbalanced: 30k ohms
Balanced: 30k ohms per leg
200 mV for 1 V output
Total Gain: 14 dB
Maximum Output: 8 V
Does it make sense ?
I’ve issue with my Totaldac output with 6V and the JC-2. With the volume of the DAC to 0 (full), and the preamp set to 0 (no sound), i can hear sound coming from the speakers … The sweet spot of my preamp is between 11 and 1 o’clock. But i can barely use more than 9’o clock (0 is 7 o’clock)
I’ve to set the DAC volume to -30dB to avoid this, but the sound quality is not great in this case.
Do you think that 0.2V i will be able to use the full SQ of the preamp and the Bartok too (with volume set to 0 with the Bartok) ?
Thank you !