I have a ProTools MixPlus+++++ system and currently use my Yamaha 02R for the mic pre's and monitoring via Digi's ADAT bridge. I would like to loose the 02R because it takes up too much space and is not a great choice for mic-pre's. I do not feel it worthwhile to spent a bundle on separate and expensive mic-pre's and Line level to Light pipe A/Ds. . . other than having one high end mic pre for vocals. I am looking for ideas and opinions as follows. 1) Light Pipe - Mic Pre's: I need 16 mic pre's with Phantom power, 24 bit A/D and ADAT light pipe output to go into one of my 24bit Digidesign ADAT bridge. So far the contenders I am aware of are the: Digimax http://www.presonus.com/html/products/digimax.html SwisSonic http://www.swissonic.com/products/ad8.html Any other options? What are the opinions of these mic-pre's? 2) Digital/Analog Monitoring - The O2R has a simple but useful Digital/Analog monitoring section. I have several Analog sources to monitor from time to time (Cassette, CD) and several digital sources (Protools, DAT, Secondary computer). I need to find a replacement monitoring section and would prefer to find something that also supported surround modes 5.1 and 7.1. In addition to the surround inputs this unit would require 2 or 3 digital inputs (AES SP-DIF) and 2-3 Analog inputs as well. It would have analog outputs to go to the power amps, as well as some additional AES and SP-DIF outputs for recording. It could be rack mount but must have a remote POD with a large volume control on it. It also require a secondary monitoring section for the cue mix. This section would also have a Mic Input with a DIM feature for talkback. Has anyone seen anything like this?