I posted a somewhat related question in the Audio/Video forum, but didn't really get anywhere with it. Thought this might be a more relevant forum. Which pre/pros/receivers and receivers offer full analog handling from analog inputs right through to pre-outs/speaker terminals? You see, it's my suspicion that nearly all but the most high end equipment have digitally implemented volume controls, and that even for the 6 channel direct inputs, most of us end up with an A-D/attenuation/D-A conversion for each channel. Thoughts? I'll start by pointing out that the Bryston SP1.7 boasts a full analog mode including volume control for stereo only - not 6 channel direct. Thanks! Martin.