While throwing my system together I wound up using my Lynx Hilo as both a DAC and a Preamp. I have a rega P3 turntable and a Microrendu as a roon endpoint. My plan was to use my original Hafler DH101 as the preamp but I cant find it. I have 2 Hafler DH220's bridged to mono as the power. I temporarly put in an old Lexicon DC2 as a preamp running it in 2.1 mode. I felt it veiled the sound when compared to using the Lynx alone. While using a conventional analog preamp would be easier then the Lynx its startling how good it sounds by itself.