This Amy record happens to be pop, not acoustic. Great guitars, keyboards, vocals. Just excellent. No, neither tt has a built-in pre-amp.\nI think I have a verdict with this set up. They sound ridiculously close, if not identical. I switched every 30 seconds or so, same track, started at the same time. Anyway, I had to look up several times to which was playing. No sub. I had both inputs on direct.\nLooks like I am keeping the Sukiyaki. Or Sukima I mean. Plus I got the new upgrade stylus on the way. Two new stlylus' Can't beat that.\nI'd like to know TLS Guy's opinion on my verdict.