Hello all--please forgive if this question has been previously posted and answered, I confess I haven't read the entire thread (lots of it, though...) My question concerns the 1403. I am seriously thinking of picking one up from A4Less at their nice price and using its FL pre-outs to drive an external two-channel amp for my Boston Acoustics T1000s. I am looking at the Crown XLS1000 but am concerned that the voltage output of the Marantz will not be sufficient. I THINK that the 1403 outputs 1.3 volts, but I'm not SURE on that spec. I THINK the Crown requires 3.0 volts to be cleanly driven, but I'm not SURE on that spec, either! Any experts out there that can help me with this question? Also, any one else using an external amp with the 1403 that wants to chime in with what amp they're using and their opinions, please do!