Before I rip my kit apart and start experimenting and potentially waste a lot of time I thought someone here might be able to help. I've just bought a new Nakamichi pre/power combo but would like to still use my AV8 for music, or at least give it a try to compare. So instead of the L/R preouts going from the Nakamichi processor straight to the Nak power amp, I want them to go via the AV8. I then want to connect my CD player straight to the AV8 and control volume with the Arcam as usual. When watching movies I want to use the Naks volume control so need a way to provide fixed volume output from the AV8. Can this be done? As mentioned in the title of the thread, Arcam integrated and 2 channel pre amps had a 'processor mode' which meant at the push of a button you could fix the output volume for the incoming signal from your processor so was hoping there might be some way to set up the AV8 to work in a similar way. Any ideas?