Hey Brooko, Thanks so much for the testing results. Well i’m Listening to it now as i type this and suddenly, the gain switch does nothing on the X3iii. I swear it changed the volume when I tried it yesterday. Weird. Now, i can’t replicate that problem, so i guess one problem is solved, i hope. I don’t hear clipping or distortion now as well. Could it be the amp needed to break in or something? Really have no clue. Suddenly now i’m getting nice sound from it. And regarding the volume setting, if i turn down the volume on my A3 to 2.5-3 as you suggest, itt’s really very soft. I Don’t like listening at loud levels either and always practice a safe listening Level. For me, 4.5 is ideal and for some dsd recordings, i need to turn it up to 5 or 5.5 to get it loud enough. Again, I stress, this is a very safe listening level, not at all loud. Very comfortable and i can still hear some sounds outside. Another question, the setting for LO fixed volume and volume adjustment, if i choose fixed, it’s at maximum volume of 120 right?