I just picked up my new Musical Fidelity A3.2cr amp and preamp and they are awsome, but I had some questions. My volume when using the remote stops at about the 1 or 2 o'clock position and I was wondering if that was normal. I assumed it was a safety feature, but I couldn't find anything about it in the owners manual. My other question is, if you look at my set up, I also have a Music Hall MMF 2.1 turntable. When I connect it to the preamp, with the ground cable connected, I get a noticable hum. Not horrible, but noticable. This happened with my Cambridge audio A300 also, but even worse. If I don't ground it, the hum seems to go away, but I can't really be sure. Can anyone think of a reason why this would be? Any info would be great.