Ok guys....I've searched Sytek in this site, read all of the posts, and I still have some questions. To start, I can't afford a 4 channel Sebatron nor do I see it happening any time soon. I need 4 nice channels and it just so happens my tax return will pay for a 4 channel Sytek. What I want is some honest opinions...... How many steps up are they above those in my Tascam FW-1884? I imagine that it is one hell of a step up! Also, the pres in my board have zero warmth obviously....does the Sytek has a richness or warmth to them that I should notice? The pre's in my board lack detail and tend to sound like they "smudge" and muddy up my tracks. Should I be able to get a more airy sound for the Sytek with better definition? I know these seem like dumb questions with a lot of outside factors. This seems to be the only solution in my price range for 4 channels. $850 to me is a huge deal since I only make $300 a week and pay rent, car, insurance, credit cards....etc. I want to start improving the front end of my gear and make additions that won't be replaced, but instead added on to. I know over the next few years I'm going to be adding pres to my collection, and I just need to know if these are good enough to still get some use later down the road. Thanks in advance!