as it was under 1.2.6 or whatever firmware came before 1.3. I kow that it is not as loud because I have some faint spoken word files that were fine at full volume before, which are unlistenable now. I can also tell with a lot of my music, when pumped all the way up they just don't have the same volume punch. It's fine when i accidentally turn the volume up and don't want it to spike my eardrum, but I really want those extra DBs back. Anyone else notice this? I have a 10gig solid state SW.