Ok, I picked a B&K AV5125 and am using my Outlaw 1050 as the preamp for the time being. The 1050 on its own had a little bit of hiss, but nothing distracting. The two paired together have a distracting amount of hiss during quiet passages or even when using the test tone on the receiver (you can hear it in the other speakers if you try). Here's the rub. I have an old Onkyo ED-301 DD decoder, so I decided to hook that directly up to the amp. Rock solid, not a bit of extraneous noise in the speakers. I've ruled out a problem with the amp because of this. I'm using basic monster interconnects, but before I go out and drop a ton of cash on patch cables (which may or may not be the problem), I'd like to hear other ideas on what the problem could be. Has anyone had a similar problem with the 1050 in this role?