Has anyone used the Primaluna Dialogue integrated as a Preamp only?

If so, what are your thoughts?  I am very satisfied with this amp overall but was curious just in case I wanted to substitute another amp to change things up how good is the preamp section alone? Do you think it would sound to sterile or dry to use another amp whether it be tubed or SS? 
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you must have a special edition model

You can you the HT bypass for an external preamp out.
I use it for my Mac MR71 FM tuner.

"The only Special Edition I know of is the HP version of the Dialogue Premium."

samzx12- my response was just a goof

I actually purchased a used PL a Dialogue Premium Pre with intentions of selling my HP intg. and going HP monoblocs.

Using it through the HT bypass, I heard subtle gains, although someone putting on their audiophile hat and listening,  perhaps would hear more improvements? 

No doubt had I went that route,  there would be sonic gains, but I'm satisfied with th HP Integrated and what it does, and my WALLET is happy.