My Pre/pro (Sunfire Theater Grand II) to Sampson S1000 connection required an SVS Black Box to get the signal level up for proper amplification. I just received a BFD which I am going to use to flatten some wicked room nodes. The BFD has a -10dBV/+4dBu source level switch, so it could be placed in two ways: TGII -> BFD -> BlackBox -> S1000 TGII -> BlackBox -> BFD -> S1000 Which setup would be better - and why? Does it even make a difference? My thinking is that option 1 (with BFD set to -10dBV) would give the BFD a known level and probably avoid any clipping in it's signal path, but I'm afraid that it might also raise the overall noise floor, as any noise would be amplified twice. On the other hand, sending the BFD a boosted signal might make achieving a flat in-room response easier because there is only a single amplification step after wards. Each piece of equipment except the Black Box can use balanced interconnects, so that is another issue that may affect how the setup should go. I just don't know - any opinions?