So I originally have had my Parasound zAmp v3 powering a pair of Mission 760i, 6 ohms with a recommended amp between 25-75W. It’s been fine for powering those speakers. With these JBL Studio 530s coming in, I know that they will require a bit more juice to power them. It’s nearfield so I won’t need a super high amount of wattage, but I am wondering about clipping.
Currently, I have an EVGA NU Audio Card RCA’ed into the Parasound zAmp v3 which go to the speakers. Since I don’t have an analog volume control and just the digital volume control on the PC’s EVGA NU Audio soundcard, if I just set the gain lower with the digital volume set the volume at 100% on the volume control on the computer to a point it’s nice and loud before dialing it back to a comfortable level. Would this leave prevent the amplifier from clipping? Or essentially, as long as I have the gain set a low enough level. Could I safely have the digital volume at 100% without clipping?
It’s my understanding that amplifier gain technically controls voltage. So lowering the voltage at a low enough level should prevent clipping from occurring even if I set the digital volume to max.