I'm so paranoid now I am constantly checking all my settings. This thread has been a wealth of info and I am pretty confident my equipment was doing Ok. I have tried some of the suggested setups, but like I have said before, everyones stuff is different. If I go over 13 or 14 on my speaker volume my ALC starts climbing like crazy. I would love to get someone from this thread to check what my signal lokks like, I have had some decent reports with my IMD between -26 and -30db and a nice narrow stream, so I must be doing something right for a change hehe.