I’d like to make a request. One that almost no one here will agree with.
Could you integrate attenuation into the next DS, i.e., make an integrated version of the DS?
I have low sensitivity Maggies. With the DS set to 90 and my Stellar at ~36, the output is well into ~80 dB at 10 ft away from the speakers. The Stellar doesn’t add gain until 72 or so. So, what I’m saying is that I just do not need the gain, and I would guess many other people don’t either. Though many systems are different.
Ted as already added a resistor to attenuate output, so why not take it the next step and add a clean stepped attenuator or something like that? With plans to have the DS output full standard voltage in the next iterations, this would maybe completely remove the need for some other device in the chain. The transformer output could max out to stay away from the noise floor, while the resistors attenuate. And it could isolate the transformer coupled output from the rest of the system.
I would even like this as an option, because surely not everyone would want it, but I very much would.
Just throwing it out there as a suggestion.