The A10 features volume adjustment buttons for raising and lowering volume,with a readout displaying the output level in half-decibel (dB) steps between the up/down volume buttons (1). To the right of the volume up/down buttons is a speaker mute button to mute the output of the A10 (2).
This option applies only to the A10.
The A10 also features a Source Selection button to the right of the mute button (3). Pressing the source button allows the user to switch between the A10 as the source (4), or an external device connected to the A10's Optical input such as a CD player or TV (5).
Settings : Advanced
* These options apply only to the A10. The A10 features user adjustable Analog and Digital filters*, which are accessed under - Settings: Advanced - from the Conductor App. These filters only affect the analog outputs, both balanced XLR and single-ended RCA. The USB digital output is not affected. The Analog filter allows the user to select between Max Current, Less current, or Minimum Current output levels (6). The Digital filter provides five selectable filter options - Sharp Roll-off, Slow Roll-off, Short Delay and Sharp Roll-off, Short Delay and Slow Roll-off, or Super Slow Roll-off (7). Before the analog filter can take affect, the filter must be applied using the "Apply changed filter settings" text (8). Both the Analog and Digital filters can be reset to the factory setting of Less Current with Short Delay and Sharp Roll-off by pressing the "Load factory default filter setting" text (9). These filter options will have varying results with each audio system and music content, so we encourage the user to experiment and find a filter combination that is complementary to their audio system and personal preferences.
*Note that these filters do not apply to MQA content.
* This option applies only to the A10.
Scrolling past the Analog and Digital filter selection under - Settings: Advanced - allows the user to select the volume settings for the A10. The "Use Direct output" button sets the A10 to the maximum output volume for use with a separate preamplifier (11). When the "Save last volume level" button is selected, the volume will remain at the level the user had previously selected before powering off or restarting the A10 (12). Alternatively, the user can turn off this function and select either the -60dB (13) or the -30dB (14) button to set the volume for either of these levels when the unit is turned back on.