Just picked one of these up from guitar center for $160 to try on for size. I'm looking for something to give me versatile tones for latin, dub, reggae, and jazz with my Pentabuzz. I'm amazed -- It's a really good preamp with a fantastic eq section and a really useful compressor that really nails the latin ranchera compressed tone. Anyone else use one of these? Sure kicks the snot out of sansamp (unless you need distortion) and it holds its own (almost) with the higher end DI's. A question: I'm driving a power amp with this. Stated output levels from the amp output are -20dBu to +10dBu (1kOhm) My amp (Peavey DPC1000) has an input sensitivity of 1V(rms). That works out to about +3dB, so in theory I should be able to clip the poweramp with this pre. However, I've not been able to do so, at least not driving a single channel with an 8-ohm cabinet. the Fishman has a noticably lower output level than both my Trace pre and my Summit TD-100 DI. What's going on here???