Hi, I recently acquired an Audiolab 8000Q pre-amp + 2x 8000M Power monoblocks to drive my Mission 753 speakers.\n\nI'd like to ask a couple of questions about the "gain" setting it has:\n\n1. I was told that if set to 0, it was a more direct channel of sound, with less electronics involved, so it would provide (theoretically) the best possible sound. Is this truth or myth?\n\n2. Of course I've made my own comparisons as to best settings, at different volume levels, or different CDs even. But I am curious if others can share their own impressions here. Do you keep it always at the same level? Which one? Or do you keep changing it? What is your acquired wisdom about that knob?\n\nThanks!