I've used Grace pres in the past, always really liked their sound, but I haven't personally used this one: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/m101 I saw a preamp shoot out on youtube, which is here: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih7YNtKpsnc For the application they were using it on - acoustic guitar - I really liked the top end; very silky and smooth. I'm curious about how it would handle vox, and was hoping that one of our members has had experience with this model. I'm looking for one single channel high end preamp, around $600-$900, mainly for vocals, (but also for acoustic, guitar amp, synths, etc.) and the Grace caught my eye - and my ears, too - LOL. ) Any M101 users here? And if so, any thoughts? How would you compare it to an RME of the same/similar price range (Maybe a Babyface?) or, say a Focusrite ISA One? Or, does it hold its own against other pres that are more expensive? And while I'm asking, if a bear craps in the woods and no one is there to see it, will pigs fly out of my ears and will the price of cabbage rise? Ba-dum CHING! I'm here all week. Try the veal. d.