Now I got to a store and tried a few preamps and my jaw dropped on this one. It was the best affordable sounding preamp ever !! Did I get you going ?? Really ? These days I went on too many forums and made too many google searches on preamps. I guess I'm just fed up. duh There's always somebody asking about 2 or 3 units and the first answers go wild either about other better units or a bunch of people using only one of the two saying it's the best. I guess If I ever ask a question like that again, I'll say If you never own both, go away !! And worst, the one asking rarely say what kind of gear he already have and what goal and type of music the new buy should fit with. I know we all want to hear, hey here's the best, for every source, in every studion, on any style and it's free.. But deep down, we know it's not gonna happen. I wish stores have a tuned control room in which you could test any gear before you buy. Anyone with huge gear list wants to put up a website with sample of 100 different preamps used with 100 different mics ?? I guess all that easy buying online made me forget how important trying stuff is. I do it for drums, why not for recording gear ?? This is my new year resolution !! Try before you buy !!! Happy new year everyone !!