i'm thinking about economical ways to alter/upgrade/expand the pallete of my gear set-up. i have a Manley mic pre and was thinking of several options. the one that i'm unsure of is this: can i run my Manley Mic Pre into a TAB/Funkenwerks Direct box? one reason is to get that "sound" if desired. the other would be to get more signal boost for things like ribbon mics. also, if desired, i could run the Manley at a lower settings, thus less noise. it seems to be a brilliant solution/option. will this work? am i an idiot?