PS audio Trio A-100 gain question

Hey everyone,

I just bought a Trio A-100... great amp, it sounds wonderful.

I'm a bit surprised by the gain levels. I'm running a passive pre-amp into it, and a comfortable listening level for me is about 8:00... 9:00 is actually too loud for my ears.

I am, however, running fairly efficient GMA speakers which are about 6ohm.

Is this normal?
I just posed a question on the same issue a month or so ago. It was suggested that I get a pair of " Rothwell Attenuators ". I ordered them on Agon from "mrstereo",
and can report that they do help. You can look up the thread to get the details if interested.
(Up)...I'd be interested in reading more opinions about this. Anyone else?