Hello Friends I bet this was covered before, however, I couldn't find the direct answer I was looking for. I am curious to hear what you guys think about the quality of a reciever's pre-amplifier section versus a dedicated pre-amplifier? I would assume that the dedicated pre-amplifier would be of a better quality than the pre-amplification stage of the receiver------would this be accurate? For instance, generally, if you had a $500 Receiver vs a $500 Pre-amplifier----which one do you think would "sound" the best? I'm not looking for a technical debate, rather, your personal experiences. Thank you! Jordan S.