PC Sound Card Voltage
General question. We're making a custom speaker setup for an arcade cabinet. The sound source will be a standard PC with a Soundblaster Live Digital card (maybe even an Audigy 2 if needed).
These are rated about 100db @ 2V (approximate).
Can we power a Dayton Plate Amp without the need for a pre-amp setup?
Re: PC Sound Card Voltage
> These are rated about 100db @ 2V
> Can we power a Dayton Plate Amp without the
> need for a pre-amp setup?
The spec to look for on the plate amp is input sensitivity (voltage required for full power). If it is less than 2Volts, you will be able to clip the plate amp, which is not necessarily a bad thing. If it is more than 2 Volts, you will pretty much need a preamp to get full power.
The question you should ask yourself is if you want to control the volume only from the PC or if you want to set the PC to a certain level and use a volume knob.
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