Long time, no post for me. Glad to see the forums here still hopping. I'm considering the DTAR Solstice preamp for my double bass rig - I'm already using the Radial PZ-Pre which has similar features (and sounds great) but lacks mic preamps. That's the kind of thing that can be useful for some gigs, but not frequently due to feedback issues on stage. So, it's essentially a $400 experiment and I have other gear I need to buy... HOWEVER the thing that might tip the scales in favor of getting one is how well it might perform as a recording preamp across a wide range of sources... i.e. vocals, acoustic bluegrass instruments, and possibly a small drum kit done in mono, etc. I'm not expecting API or Universal Audio pre's - I was pretty happy with the sounds I was getting out of my Presonus Eureka preamps (not the eq or compressor functions necessarily...) So, keeping that in mind as a base line, anyone given this box a whirl as a preamp?