Limit Audio Output from AirPort Express

I have active loudspeakers (B&O) that I'd like to drive with the airport express station. As I can not adjust the volume of the loudspeakers, I'd like to know, whether there is a possibility to regulate the output of the audio signal within the express station, rather then iTunes. Why?
a) I have connected my loudspeakers to express and it worked all too well, at 24:00h, my neighbors where really happy, as all 70 watts started.
b) the volume control of iTunes is not good enough to really control the output (its nearly zero or full power).
c) I want to be flexible with my macbook and not necessarily sitting at my desk.

Hi TD,
What I've done with my similar set up like yours is that I've added on a Grace Design m902 unit in between the Airport Express and the active speakers. The Grace unit also comes with an optional remote control which then allows me to adjust the levels without having to touch iTunes.
You can have a look at the unit HERE..
Otherwise, you can look at other cheaper pre-amp alternatives. The reason I liked the Grace Design unit is that it allows me to also send a USB out direct into the unit from my computer if needed. Good luck!!
Black MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   2GB RAM

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