This is to expand and grab the attention of amp experts again. Chet posted his concerns in a post below and I added to that thread about my concerns too. Problem being that the DVD sound output is anemic when compared to CD/VCR/DSS, etc. I have tried everything from changing cables to checking polarities to assigning different inputs but no dice. DVD volume still remains anemic when compared at the same volumes for other sources. I have to crank up my processor close to "0" for a good sound but at that level with a CD playing bleeds my ears out. The question is can I add a seperate preamp between the first preamp and the amp by using the 5 channel output from my first preamp and feeding it to 5 channel input of the second preamp and then connecting the second preamp to the amps? Is there any danger in doing so? For reference, I am using a Proton preamp/processor with AMC amps(2) rated at 150W/channel X 3.