I have a quick question about adding an output level attenuator like my Neve 1272 preamps have for the API preamp card. Is it better to add the volume pot post preamp circuit but BEFORE the output transformer, or will it be better to add a dual ganged pot AFTER the transformer to equally attenuate the + and - outs of the transformer prior to the output jack? Obviously, before the transformer means using a standard 3 pin audio taper pot that bleeds off a portion of the signal to ground and is a much more readily available and cheaper approach. But it seems like the loading of the output transformer in conjunction with the preamp circuit output may be more beneficial soundwise to bleed off the signal after the transformer. I was curious what others thought about this and whether it matters. Basically I want the ability to overdrive the amp circuit a bit before output, and the pot is a way to keep the signal level manageable for input into my recorder while still taking advantage of the (nice) distortion that would occur from hitting the amplifier circuit a little hot.