Hello folks! I've bumped into a problem that I can't solve, since I'm quite an ignorant as far as the electricity is concerned... So please be "gentle" towards me, I'm quite simpleton on this subject! My current rig is Jule's Amps Monique-preamp and Crown XLS 2500-poweramp, and I'm using Barefaced Big Baby T -cabinets. For some reason It's impossible to get the volume level loud enough, even though the poweramp is 2500 wats, which is insanely powerful on the paper... Anyway, I have to ALWAYS, even in moderate stage levels, turn the preamp level and poweramp output level both completely full, and still I can't reach the amount of volume I'd need. I had this same problem also with Ampeg SVP 3-Pro preamp which I used before Monique. At first I thought that maybe the Barefaced cabs are just extremely power-hungry equipment. But then I borrowed my neighbour's EBS Reidmar head, which is "only" 250W. BOOM, it went insanely loud, and I had the gain turned on 50% and output volume 20%. I have never reached that amount of volume with my Crown XLS 2500, and there were still a loooong way to go as far as the output volume level was concerned! I also attached my Monique to Reidmar, and almost blew out the ceiling. It went extremely loud. Then I tried my Monique/Crown rack with another cab, namely Aguilar db112. The same problem: I needed to crank the volume up to the maximum again, and I still sounded like Mickey Mouse... So the conclusion is that there's something wrong with my poweramp. I just have no idea what it might be, it should be functioning properly... Do you have any ideas what can be possibly, some kind of "electric miss-fit"? As far as the specs go, the preamp has a extra feature that one can increase the preamp's voltage output: one is able to get a 4db increase in both the Line Level and the Balanced XLR outputs. That gives up to (+4db 1.25Volts) from the Line Out and (-10db .775Volts) from the Balanced XLR output. But the Crown XLS 2500 power amp requires 1.4Volts RMS to go to full volume, so I'm just wondering are either of those "strong enough"... I asked this same question form Jule and Alex (Barefaced developer), and though I don't question their expertise, I just thought I might ask here as well, if someone has had similar problems with Crown XLS poweramps. So anyone, any ideas how to solve the problem? Please, help a dumb in a trouble!!