So I tried something today. I've been hooking the pre up to a crown xti2000 and didn't ike it at all. Sounded off somehow. Then someone on here told me to try hooking it to the poweramp in my db750. And actually in some ways i liked it better than the 750's own pre. It was smoother and not as nasal as the 750. Opened up the sound big time. Unfortunately it has soo much high end. I can't even control it with the treble eq. I had to turn the tone on my relic jazz down to half to cut down on the sizzle. Usually I never touch the tone knob, it's alway all the way up. Are you guys having the same experience with this pre? Is it a matter of different tubes or is it just voiced like that?