Hi - sorry for replying to this but it keeps getting throwing an error when I try to submit a new thread. I updated firmware for mic mechanic 2 last night.... Hi. I only use my Mic Mechanic 2 every couple of months. It would have been maybe 10 times in the last year. I bought a QSC K10.2 speaker which has both mic and line input. When I plugged the mic (Sennheiser e945) straight into mic it's very loud. When I go through Mic Mechanic it loses all volume. The difference is way tooooo much. For example, I only need to turn that amp up to 30% for it to be very loud when using the mic straight into it. When I plug the Mic Mechanic in I need to turn the amp up to 75% and it's still not as loud. I upgraded the firmware version last night in case that helped. I use a voodoo labs power supply. I'm wondering if there's a problem with the auto-gain? It's about a year old but I'm hoping that won't be part of the equation given it's very limited use, always kept in original packaging including the plastic bag inside the box, etc. Thanks in advance.