Thanks for clearing that up. And since you have stated this fact, the only upsides that I see in the coarse/fine attenuators that I mentioned might be repeatable settings, and maybe better sound. I say better sound, again, a tongue in cheek statement that I have not personally observed, only heard others claim. I want a circuit to be simple, but not if it cuts out a need that I have. Precise volume control, whether it be in volume or balance is important to me, no matter how I get there.