As mentioned in a few earlier posts on threads in Audioholics, My 20 year old Sony Pre-Pro went silent and I have yet to get a technician to fix it, although LovintheHD gave me a nice suggestion. At any rate, I discovered my multi-channel music and movie entertainment was pretty much all handled to my satisfaction via an OPPO-205 connected to a 5.1 analog preamp feeding 5 channel and .1 channel amps. This condition made me realize the old Sony Pre-Pro was just doing stereo preamp\/processing duties and thus I could be back to CD, LP, SACD, and iTunes pleasure just by getting a new 2.1 preamp, which is what I did, buying a Parasound P6.\n\nI just installed the P6 yesterday and connected all of my stereo components to it, which have RCA outputs: stereo SACD Player, (2) Turntables, CD Changer, AM\/FM Tuner, and a Cassette Deck. I also connected Airport Express to one of the optical inputs, and I connected my laptop to the P6 via usb. Today I will connect one DAT Recorder to the coax input and my other DAT Recorder to the remaining optical input via a coax to optical S\/PDIF converter. Since there's only one RCA Record out on the P6 it will be connected, for now, to the Cassette Deck.\n\nHaving made most of the connections yesterday, applying low and high pass bass filters, I first noticed the presence of bass output from my sub from all input sources. The second thing I noticed was more detail from all media. That was a surprise. The tone is somewhat divergent too from what had been delivered from the Sony TA-E9000ES which died. I can't say I prefer one or the other, they're just different in the mid range arena. Only thing that is somewhat odd is output of iTunes via usb to P6 required me to turn down volume on P6 to get the sort of volume at higher volume control setting on other inputs.\n\nAt any rate, overall, I am very, very pleased. And, adjusting low pass to 63 Hz and high pass to 50 Hz the double bass in Diana Krall tunes is in its proper place. Finally, I scrolled through many of my favorite songs in iTunes which revealed I was indeed getting more detail from all tunes. The detail, for the most part, manifested itself as a crispness not delivered by the 20 year old Sony's DAC.