Purchased a new step up AN S-4 along with new tt2 deluxe, outboard ps, arm 3 , io1 and Meishu silver sig(replacing otto). It was a long difficult wait as I had sold my LP12 prior to pulling the trigger on the new stuff. After installation found that I needed to turn up the volume to 80% just to get reasonable listening level on my AN E LX's. Dealer loaned me an S-8 while the problem is being investigated, no volume issue with it(s8) and it sounds great but did not have s-4 long enough to know the difference. I was considering keeping the S-8 but after some great input on another thread I will stick with the S-4, at least for now. I am not sure what will be done by Audio Note to rectify the problem with the S-4 I expect an answer in a week or so. Has anyone experienced this issue.