Right now I'm listening to lossless digital files through my Peachtree Musicbox. Even at VERY low levels the bass is present, audible, and in good balacne with the rest of the recording.
My question is, will the bass be as present and audible when I play vinyl through the system at the same (low) volume? Or will I have to listen to the vinyl at a louder volume to start to hear the bass? In general, do you have to listen to vinyl at a louder volume to get the same bass you'd be getting with digital?
My listening volume is 60-65db.
Here's my set-up:
- Peachtree Musicbox (which is a 20 watt per channel combo of pre-amp [with a tube], amp, dac, pure digital ipod doc)
- PSB Alpha B1 speakers (at the moment I'm using the Peachtre MB3 speakers, but plan to upgrade to the PSBs eventually)
- Pro-Ject Debut III turntable (I'll be adding this soon)
- Pro-Ject Phono Box II pre-amp (I'll be adding this soon)