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I have a PVX 20 preamp by gemini. the volume knob doesnt seem yo do anything. what is it suppose to gain?

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Hi there - did you ever solve the problem? I have one of these and it only seems to have a gain of about 5. As long as you're taking your output from 'Pre Out' 1 or 2, the volume control should adjust from no output to max.

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