Aggie users - do you prefer the Active knob position over the Passive? When I first got the db680 I was using it with Active position. Both my basses have 18volt preamps installed. I had to turn up pre and master gain as well as the volume on the power amp (Mackie 1400). It was still hard to be heard in the mix (loud drummer, organ and keyboards). Last few times I tried playing with it in the Passive position and VOILA!. Big difference! My rig turned into a volume and tone monster! The highs and mids were warm, growly and cutting without being nasal! The lows were subsonic and I felt that at anytime I could overpower the rest of the band if I wanted to LOL. I heard every nuance of my bass with volume and headroom. It was like the DB680 came to life.
Just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience with this unit.