I hope this is the correct forum, please guide me elsewhere if it is not.
I am planning on replacing a solid state amplifier in my current system. The amplifier is used with an active crossover for the woofers only on a horn loaded system. The Mid's and high's are run with tube amps and I alternate between two different pairs of mono amplifiers. ( different manufactures) . My sub is also horn loaded and has an active crossover in conjunction with a solid state mono amplifier.
As you can see level matching is a necessary requirement and I am assisted in that task with a real time analyzer, calibrated microphones and sound generator.
So...…….. my current woofer driving SS amplifier has a balance control and a volume control, its back up amp ( quite old ) has separate volume controls for each channel. The new amplifiers I am looking at do not have separate channel volume control. ( amp on..... amp off... ) In order to level match with accuracy I need volume control on the amp and have thought of passive volume controls after the active crossover. I could even use one for each channel. I am concerned however about adding garbage to the signal path and compromising some of the benefits of a new amp.
I would really appreciate your input.