Running pre-recorded tracks in to BAE 1073 DMP
It took me quite awhile, but I finally bought a good pre, that being BAE's 1073DMP. I have a question though concerning running pre-recorded tracks out through it for a little flavor. Since it's lacking a dedicated Line In, should I run my signal through a reamp box first to attenuate the signal for the mic input? If not a reamp box, like my Redeye 3D, how should I do it?
While I'm asking, for clarification sake, what's the difference between a Line In and a DI? I'm basing this quandary on the fact that I've read one of the major differences between the 1073MP and 1073DMP is the Bootsy DI instead of a Line In. I'm stoked to use the DI for bass and synths and such, but it is important to me that I'm able run prerecorded tracks through it.
Also, just to double check, I won't damage it if I do hit the mic pre with the full line level from my computer for some more dramatic harmonic distortion, will I? Pretty sure this should be okay, but I am a little worried since this was a pretty big purchase for me. Don't want to damage my baby right away!