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8341's SPL much lower than 8020's when using analog

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8341's SPL much lower than 8020's when using analog

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Hi, I usually run my 8341's in an all-digital chain, and in this setting their output is everything I could hope for and more in this size speaker.  However, I recently tried temporarily moving them over to a large space analog system and cannot get them to play above moderately loud through the analog inputs, perhaps 90-ish dB.   For comparison, I normally run 8020D's in the analog room: the 8020's connected to the same source are playing louder by volume 6 than I can get the 8341's to play even at max volume.  

On the 8341's I have maxed out the gain potentiometer, confirmed that neither of the -10 or -20 dip switches are activated, and made sure that the "Stored" dip switch is off (since they are GLM calibrated to the digital room).  Swapping between the 8341s and 8020s connected to the same analog source, the 8341s will play at only moderately loud levels with the source volume on 10.  These same 8341's will play far louder when connected to the digital system.  The 8020s on the analog system are screamingly loud and starting to distort by volume 7 of 10.  

I have 2 questions related to this:

1. Am I doing something wrong with the 8341's, or is there an outboard device I could use to get them up to full output via analog inputs?

2. If I replace the 8020D's with 8050B's, can I expect them to play like a bigger, lower-reaching 8020, or is there a chance they would have the same low-gain behavior as the 8341's when driven by my consumer wi-fi music streamer with its 1/8" stereo output?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.