. . . Manley Vox Box. I am ready to commit up to $3000-$3500 to get a channel strip/combo that will really excel in getting the big, warm, present and defined vocal recording sound. Would love to be able to get away with the tried and true Avalon VT737 . . . but wonder if the extra cost is worth going further up for the Millennia, PEndulum and Manley [and opinions between them] - How big a bang in further getting that big, warm, present, and defined pro vocal sound do the others deliver over the AValon and each other? P.S. Yes, plan and expect the boxes would be great with other instruments - acoustic guitar, bass, etc. also - but nailing that vocal, as close as possible with minimal need for further processing, is the goal. P.S. Mics I use for vocals is the AT4050. Will likely add a CAD M9 or AEA or a Ribbon, but my philosophy and what I understand is that these units can make average makes great, providing great flexibility vs. having just one $2-3 grand mic.