>I just got back from Las Vegas and there were a whole bunch of e-mails
>asking me how to turn on the MP's high gain preamp. See, I _knew_ there
>were a bunch of folks unaware of that setting!
>I'm a Kenwood guy, and don't even own an MP, but I know it's in the
>menus somewhere. From one of the e-mails I received, I think it may be
>menu function 8-4. The default is "Flat," and that is not the one
>you want. When the background noise is quiet, you need more gain than
>the flat setting provides.
>Maybe an MP owner can post the correct menu and setting.
That's correct. It's menu item 8-4, and you need the "Tuned" condition.