that does not have "filters" or other "signal cleaning" qualities.
My issue is high gain. 20db at the preamp, 63 at linn linto.
I purchased a USB HRT LineStreamer which is a very nice and transparent converter. In Audacity w/ many recordings (punk & rock) I'm constantly in the "red". I tried going directly from the Linto to the converter, which is better, but not quite where I want it to be.
What I didn't know is that by going USB it bypasses all software controls, including lowering input volume
So, I purchased a NHT PVC (Passive Volume Control) which brought to db down to -6 with peaks about -2, which is where I want to be. Unfortunately, it adds a nasty VEIL to the sound.
Are there other box type passive attenuators that would give me a cleaning sound? Am I even close to going in the right direction?
Your advice would be appreciated