I've searched the archives on this, and have come up with conflicting info... I'm in the process of selling off some underutilized stuff, and want to take the resulting $$$ and invest in a new amp that I can grow with. I'll keep my G-K 400RB as a backup. I plan on adding a second Bag End S15-D (or maybe an S15-XD) to my current one after I'm done upgrading my amp. I'm considering using a SABDDI as a preamp XLR'ed directly into a poweramp (a Carvin DCM1000 is tempting) for a lightweight, portable rig with balls. Some past threads say this works well, others say it sucks with low output. I noticed that Mackie claims full power is realized from their amps with a signal of 1.23V rms, and Bob Lee mentioned 1V for QSC amps in a post. Tech21NYC's website gives no specs - anyone with a manual? Also, does using a SABDDI as a preamp give you the wonderful tone SansAmp is known for, or not? Once again, conflicting reports. Anybody that's actually tried this, please chime in - I don't want to use it as a DI, strictly as a preamp. I thought I'd start a new thread with this question, because it was buried in my other thread. Thanks!