Maybe it's just late and my brain has gone to sleep already, but can someone explain to me "gain staging" ??? More specifically, how to do it. My current setup is... Tuner -> BDDI -> DBX 166XL (Compressor) -> Stewart World 2.1 I put the tuner first because of the mute button. Then I output the signal to the BDDI. I send a line level signal to the compressor and then output that to my poweramp. Right now, I just basically keep all the outputs at 12:00. I haven't seen any clipping, so I'm not worried about that. But I wonder if I'm losing some of my tone by not gain staging.