Not a thread to discuss the various pros and cons of each audio upgrade option, but to discuss a specific observation I've made. Playing via any source but most obvious via iPod, there is a noticable increase in volume from 0 through to 25. But 25 to 35 seems to have a minimal affect. iPod volume set to max, input volume set to max and GALA is OFF. When you go from 25 upwards there appears to be a momentary increase in volume but then it drops off. I'm happy with the overall results from the standard system, but it feels like it's being stifled at the top end. Anyone else notice this?