As you all know, your computer has volume control, your audio interface has volume control, and your active monitors have volume control. I always tend to leave the computers volume MAX and control master volume from my Profire interface.
My active monitors are currently set at 50%, sometimes when I want to step back and crank a mix-down, I wish it were a little louder.
My question is... Which of the three below would be less harmful to my monitors. (for when I want a very loud playback that will not distort or blow my monitors)
1. 100% Max Computer volume, 100% Max interface output to monitors, 50% monitors.
2. 100% Max Computer volume, 20-30% interface output to monitors, 100% monitors.
3. Other? (please explain)
(By "max computer volume" I only mean the overall volume control in windows, not the fader levels of my DAW)
I am using a high-end PC, Cakewalk Sonar Producer 8.5, M-Audio Profire610, and Mackie MR8MK2's.
Thanks for reading!!!