I while back I posted a request for the next pre to fit the mix. I got a BA 312A and have been very, very happy with it. But I was still looking for a clean, present preamp with those nice tube driven harmonics to make vocals, overheads and acoustics sound "rich".
I got an MP2 this week and it is exactly what I was wanting. My vocal tests have been magic. Acoustic guitar sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try it on overheads next week.
At this point, I have a Great River 1NV for Neve-ish color, the BA for API-ish color, an rnp and a Meek VC6Q for other flavors and the MP2 and some DMP3's for clean tones.. The A-Designs is an outstanding blend with these pres. Everything is working together magnificently.
Also, major props to Pete Montessi for all the feedback and support. Great guy to work with.
I'm just getting started with this new pre, but based on what I'm experiencing so far, I highly recommend it.