As my current AVR's front left channel has cratered and it may not be worth it to repair it, I'm looking to get a new AVR. I currently run a 5.1 system. As posted in the title, my Krell power amp for the front main channels has input sensitivity of 2.71 Vrms and 26.4 dB of gain. I drive the other channels with the AVR.\n\nIt seems that, from reading reviews of Denon AVRs, their pre-out distortion begins to rise above around 1.2 Vrms. How much so, I do not know, nor do I know whether it would be audible at all. I read Gene's review, in which he praised the pre-out voltage and low distortion of the Anthem 740\/1140. \n\nAlso, if I understand correctly, I do understand that I can turn off the internal amps on the 6700 for the front L\/R channels, but also that you have to turn off ALL the internal amps in order to achieve the lower distortion numbers on the pre-outs that the 6700 is capable of. Is this correct? \n\nFinally, my cratered AVR is a Denon, so I am already more familiar with the brand. Thanks for any advice or suggestions.