A short whle ago I picked up an MMF-5 from a local dealer and I've been having a grand ol' time dusting off the big black discs I had and paying 50 cents for "new" ones. Got home with big new stack today and was feeling that even though it sounded really good with the new stuff and OK with the old stuff (older records seem to lack bass for some reason) But I can't help thinking it could sound better. I don't think I've optimized my Ref30 pre/pro. I am using the Radio Shack 9volt pre into the "tape" input on the Ref30. I have tried "stereo2", "Left/Right". and "direct" the latter two sounding much better than the former, but with no bass. Bass in my system is handled by the subs in the powered towers. I am eventually moving the TT into the analog room where the Bottlehead Foreplay and Paramours reside, but until I get the horns, I'm not using the tube stuff. What can I do to optimize in the interim? I didn't see anything in the manual about equalizing for stereo in a sat/sub situation...which is essentially how this should be thought of. System: MMF-5 Radio Shack phono pre B&K REf 30 Outlaw 750 Definitive Technologies BP2002 bi-polar powered towers (L/R) As you can see the HT is pulling double duty for the time being.