Volume control with DAC Chord Qutest


I use the WASAPI driver on Win10 .

My amp is a good old Naim Nait (no Vol remote control)

Can I control the Music Volume via the Pc ?

I read that for Sound Quality - a 100% Volume is better .
Also The ASIO driver - won’t change the volume via the PC.

Any Ideas ?

In theory yes, but you’re better off getting a DAC that integrates preamp functionality.

Hello @HiFiEitan, Have you tried to turn the software volume control on in Audirvana audio output in the Audio volume section?

Yes Damien3 - No effect

Hello @HiFiEitan,

Can you send me a copy of the “Debug Info”? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>General>Debug Info

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info Audirvana button automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message.

Audirvana 3.5.42


Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66

Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

Sync list: 1 folders
Library database path: D:\Audirvana_DB\AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite


=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

Max. memory for audio buffers: 888MB

Local Audio Engine:WASAPI

Preferred device:
Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-768kHz)
Model UID:Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-768kHz)

Active Sample Rate: 48kHz

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: none
Sample rate switching latency: none
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
Local audio device
Panasonic-TV (Intel® Display Audio) Manufacturer:
Model UID:Panasonic-TV (Intel® Display Audio) UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{}.{eda3ceb5-3e75-402f-b882-574f6b76e0ba}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

2 available sample rates up to 48000Hz
Volume Control
Physical: No
Virtual: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled
Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:0 R:1
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: No
Simple stereo device: No

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 48kHz

Local devices found : 1
Device #0: Panasonic-TV (Intel® Display Audio) Manufacturer: Model UID: Panasonic-TV (Intel® Display Audio) UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{}.{eda3ceb5-3e75-402f-b882-574f6b76e0ba}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

UPnP devices found : 0

The selected device is your Panasonic TV and not your Chord, can you select your Chord in Audirvana and send the debug info again?