Hey What you guys think would be the best choice? To have apogee's buddle good preamp and good a/d converter ( I meant, mine-me ) or just leave the a/d's job for the audio interface for now ( m-audio delta 66) and use the money to get better pair of mic pre amps ? Mini-me would cost me about 1,200 dollars new in USA. My budget is a little higher than that , about 1,600 dollars. I live in london so I would prefer something small ( 1RU). I dont want to drive the attention of 'duty TAXERS" and also I have to consider the shipping costs. My plan is actually getting it shipped to a friend's place in new york who will then post it as being a broken equip or gift to the UK. 8) So I can use british pounds to buy in dollars! Suggestion of pres on this budget are welcome as well. I'll be recording mainly vocals, acoustic guitars and small percusive instruments. ( style may vary). I like API's 512, their are small...I could buy a pair of them thanks in advanced, pedro.