I have a gig tomorrow nite. I have finally received my new Ashdown RPM-1 preamp and am trying to hook up my Rane DC-24 compressor up. It is an older model from 1990, it only has XLR input & outputs. I do not biamp and run my power amp bridged. On the preamp I will be using the full range input. I went to the Rane site & looked up the DC24 but am having a difficult time deciphering(sp) the manual. If anyone wants to give it a shot & give their opinion it will be HUGELY appreciated. I could do the gig without the compressor but you know how it is when you have new toys. for reference: http://www.rane.com/pdf/dc24man.pdf and http://www.ashdownmusic.co.uk/bass/detail.asp?ID=2 I already have a male XLR to 1/4 & female XLR to 1/4. thanks!!!!