I get no response in the Fractal forum, so.... Any Axe-Fx II 4CM users in here? Setting up a loop within the Axe and going to the front of my amp. No effects, nada, just guitar > Axe-Fx > Out 2 to amp. I've made som comparisons, with straight guitar, and an Eventide Timefactor (which I thought was more noisy than I liked to begin with...) Part 1 - guitar > 65 Amps Part 2 - guitar > Timefactor > 65 Amps Part 3 - guitar > Axe-Fx 2 > 65 Amps Part 4 - guitar > Axe-Fx 2 with 12 dB boost/pad > 65 Amps At live loudness the Axe (Part 3) is like a friggin' waterfall... (You can really skip the last part, cause this is boosting the signal internally, hitting the DA at max level, and then padding the output...which leaves me with zero headroom in the Axe-Fx) [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/runepune/axe-fx-ii-hiss[/SOUNDCLOUD] PS: whether a guitar is connected or not makes no difference. Nor does the input trim. I can even reduce the level digitally at loop send by 20dB...makes no difference....all the hiss seems to come from the output stage. So...faulty unit, or just the way it is?