Competing Volume Controls

Quick Question (I hope) … recently I added a small DAC and headphone amp. The DAC just plugs into USB right from my Windows 10 desktop PC. In Roon settings, the DAC is at Fixed Volume. My issue is that the volume is affected by the PC volume level. Since the amp has a volume control, I would like the PC to output the full signal level and then I will perform all adjustments with the knob. Is there a way to do that? Thank you!

Hi Andrew,

Is there an option for Exclusive Mode in Device Setup for the DAC in Roon?

Cheers, Greg

Hi Greg,

Thanks for responding. Exclusive Mode is set to Yes.


Hello @Andrew_Thomas, are you able to change fixed volume to device volume?

Hi, thank you for your follow-up.

Yes, I am able to change the setting for this device to Device Volume.

With that change, the Windows system volume still affects the volume level from the amplifier. Also, the volume control within Roon is active; adjusting the Roon volume changes the Windows volume setting.

Hello @Andrew_Thomas, could you please try temporarily disabling system output and trying to reproduce this issue? I want to make sure the DAC is playing and not system output to the DAC. Thanks!

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