So I picked up a used Para DI off of EBay or Reverb because I couldn't find one local to try and I don't want or need one badly enough to pay new prices. I do, however, want to be able to try to be able to make my acoustics sound better through my amps or a PA. I have a Lyric microphone in my old Country Western, and whatever Epiphone uses in their acoustics with the volume, bass, and treble controls in the soundhole rim. Both sound fairly good through a guitar amp, but not as good with my guitar settings when switching to acoustic. The issue or question I have is that the Baggs Para DI seems to cut the volume on both acoustics compared to using them direct into the amps. They're both active systems with batteries if that makes any difference, and I have the same issue with either guitar. I've read the manual, according to the light I have a strong battery, and all the controls seem to function properly, but I get a pretty big volume reduction through the Para. Has anybody who uses one of these had the same experience, or can someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong? I don't have easy access to a PA to try using the XLR and phantom power. Thanks.