Or any attenuator with a band, for that matter. Do you feel even the least amount of attenuation is too much? I can't satisfy myself with the -4db on my Hotplate, I know other types don't have the notched approach and allow for gradual reduction of volume, which one's are these and how do they compare? I run my AC30 just over half way and the sound is perfect for me, clean chime that bites back when I dig in, it's all I ever wanted from an amp. However, when I notch it back 4db, suddenly the edge is taken from the tone. I don't doubt it has plenty to do with the speaker's coasting along rather than being pushed. Would a different attenuator be better suited for the rather subtle amount of reduction I need?