I have had a HD500 for about 2-3 years. I am questioning my levels though out the signal path. Generally, I set the mixer to center on both A and B with the level at 1.5 or 2.0. The amp level at 60 to 65. I use red and blue comps a lot, level set at 60 to 70. And the master out level on the top of the HD500 at 12:00 (middle). I am connected to a D box with a 1/4 " cable into the left mono 1/4" out put on The HD500. The D box then is connected to the PA system.
I got concerned with the possibility of some digital distortion. So I lowered levels in the preset, mix level 0.0 red and blue levels 50 to 55, amp level 37 to 43, and increased the master out to 1:00 or 2:00. I down loaded a graphical analyzer to check the peaks (clipping) between the two different level setups. But this analyzer is monitoring the digital signal through the USB port.
Question: If I set levels that don't clip in the graphical analyzer. Would that insure that there is no digital distortion at the 1/4" output to the D box (then to the PA system)?