I am bringing up this topic because on some other forums where I hang there is somewhat of a debate on this. I wanted to see if any of you have dealt with this in the field and IF it even matters.
I am not partial to this one way or the other BUT I do have some questions. I currently run with my amp attenuators pulled back a bit from clipping. This means my XO outputs are all set a ZERO.
I could make the adjustments the other way around as well BUT does it matter?
Amp attenuators wide open means no one can turn them up any further. May be nice when the system is being used by several different engineers that have different view points. I could also see it being a bad thing too.
On the DR 260 (probably any DSP Device) there is signal loss after it is split into its specific frequencies range -- high, mid & lows. This is very noticeable on the output meters of the 260. They are all at different levels.
In your opinion -- should the outputs on the DSP match the inputs at this stage or does it matter as long as you aren't clipping at the amp?
This may be a completely dumb question so I will take one for the team here...