JRDG Continuum S2 integrated volume level question

Corks67

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Hi from sunny Perth, Western Australia,

just a quick question, I have just bought a continuum S2 integrated
amplifier. All is working fine. I'm just curious about the volume controls
levels. To get say average listening levels I need at least 50 showing on
the display with 60 being better, loudish is with 70 showing. Is this
normal. With the volume maxing out at 99.5 , its seems odd to have the
volume over halfway all the time.

Listening room is 5 meter wide x 4 m long x 2.4 m high. Source is a Yamaha
cds2100 CD player connected to the con s2 via xlr/balanced connections.
Speakers are Dynaudio Confidence 5.

Regards dave
 

DaveyF

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Probably depends on the sensitivity of your Dynaudio's...which are known to be not that sensitive a speaker--and as such are harder to drive. You also have a fairly large room...and we don't know what you consider to be 'loudish'.
I would think that 50 to 60 would sound about right on your volume scale...given the sensitivity of your speaker and the size of your room. I wouldn't worry about this...Jeff's amps are very durable and this volume shouldn't really faze it.
 

Corks67

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Hi Dave, thanks for your reply. I got in touch with JRDG and yep they replied it was normal. Guess just seemed weird, I had a LSA integrated and 9 o'clock was loud and 10 o'clock was really loud. And like likewise on my previous W4S stp-Se pre + Bryston 4b 30 out of 85 was loud and 40 was really loud.
 
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I have the JR 625 S2 amp and Corus preamp. Most of my listening is done with the volume between 60-70.
 

Corks67

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I have the JR 625 S2 amp and Corus preamp. Most of my listening is done with the volume between 60-70.
Hi Ric,

Thanks for that, I think I saw on stereonet , you owned a continuum S2 integrated before more to the separated

Cheers Dave
 
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Hi from sunny Perth, Western Australia,

just a quick question, I have just bought a continuum S2 integrated
amplifier. All is working fine. I'm just curious about the volume controls
levels. To get say average listening levels I need at least 50 showing on
the display with 60 being better, loudish is with 70 showing. Is this
normal. With the volume maxing out at 99.5 , its seems odd to have the
volume over halfway all the time.

Listening room is 5 meter wide x 4 m long x 2.4 m high. Source is a Yamaha
cds2100 CD player connected to the con s2 via xlr/balanced connections.
Speakers are Dynaudio Confidence 5.

Regards dave
The Dyn's definitely have less sensitivity than your average speakers so they are harder to drive. I've had a Jeff Rowland Concerto Integrated amplifier (250W in 8ohms, 500W in 4ohms) and I used to keep the volume between 50 and 60 with Raidho's that are definitely more sensible than your Confidence 5 loudspeakers. No stress for the amp whatsoever... :)
 

Corks67

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The Dyn's definitely have less sensitivity than your average speakers so they are harder to drive. I've had a Jeff Rowland Concerto Integrated amplifier (250W in 8ohms, 500W in 4ohms) and I used to keep the volume between 50 and 60 with Raidho's that are definitely more sensible than your Confidence 5 loudspeakers. No stress for the amp whatsoever... :)

Hi John

Thank you for your reply and. Information , most appreciated dave