thought i'd start another thread regarding this as the original was getting pretty long with all the help i was getting. anyway, i managed to pick up a hafler dh-101 preamp on the auction site for 70.00. tape 1&2 outputs work on 1 channel only, but i think it may be an easy fix, and i don't have any decks at this point anyway. i'm going to pull out the jumpers on the kenwood and use the tuner section only. still waiting for interconnects from lee, but he's been pretty busy with work. i've been out of work for about 2 months now (lay-off) but found a different postion to start next week. sucks being broke!!