Message started by Ricardojoa on 11/16/12 at 17:44:55

Title: Remote control
Post by Ricardojoa on 11/16/12 at 17:44:55

It is even possible to built the csp2 with a remote control for the volume?
Im not sure the reason behind it for not having one. Do people just get up just to adjust the volume?

Title: Re: Remote control
Post by Lon on 11/16/12 at 17:48:25

Well, yes, sometimes. Two of my sources have remote volume. But I am not averse to occasionally getting up to adjust the volume. It's not that often I need to.

I love the CSP2+ and don't mind it being without a remote volume control. I don't think there's room in there for a motorized pot, and possibly there would be a sonic downside>?

Title: Re: Remote control
Post by Lord Soth on 11/16/12 at 21:35:30

I use my CSP2+ primarily as a headphone amp.

This unit has a very wide dynamic range, meaning that you can hear the highs and lows comfortably without having to re-adjust the volume.
In practical terms, I can set the volume at a certain number of clicks (coz mine has the stepped attenuator) and not have to adjust the volume again for 99% of the time. The 1% applies to a few songs which were recorded at a very unusually high volume to begin with.
Having a wide dynamic range is the result of how well the CSP2 was designed! :)

Some audiophiles also believe that having a remote option will degrade the sonics of the said equipment. Maybe this could be the reason?

Or maybe it is because of a lack of space in the wooden base?

As Lon has suggested, if you pair your CSP2 with a source with remote, that will serve as a remote "option" if needed.

Title: Re: Remote control
Post by Rivieraranch on 11/17/12 at 02:33:38

That is as good an answer to this question as I could ever imagine. The DECWARE line in general does not emulate modern, full featured black box solid state digital gear.

Welcome to the forum, Ricardo.

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