Ok, I am going to rant here. I purchased the Ampeg preamp SVP-CL. I love the sound. But coupled with a QSC PLX 1202 I really have to crank it up full to get a decent sound. I am using a 210H and 115E that are rated 200W RMS (hence the choice of the amp). I used to have the SVT-350H (instead) and it was also sending 200W at 8ohm... it was way louder than what I can hear now! So I read about the mod that was available to increase the output level. 1- why did they do that? Ok, to fit with the SVP1600! Yeah, the spec shows an input sensitivity of 0.5VRMS... when all the other (non Ampeg) power amp have a sensitivity of around 1VRMS minimum ... So at this point it is more or less clear that the ouput of the SVP-CL is around 0.5VRMS... ***? Why? 2- I called Ampeg (twice) to get a technician info to get the mod done (I'm in the bay area). In both cases after I called the numbers given by Ampeg, the tech said 'we don't do mods'! Great! Thanks for the info! I could send it back to Ampeg but then the lead is 3 weeks... I feel like dumping the whole Ampeg deal and getting another 'normal' stack... :scowl: So, anyone out here had the mod done and if yes, where? At this point I am even ready to send it out to an able technician. Hint: if Ampeg insider is around... what should I do? I am sure you don't want me to dump my stuff.