HEY i am new to RO.. this infact is my first thread.. but i have been reading the post for months,..,. and theyre are alot of great engineers on here.. so i have a few questions. and im lookin for feedback oppinions and advice. i run my own studio... but i am movin to a bigger location and looking to step up my gear. i have done alot of research and now i am looking for educated oppinions....... i will post up a list of what i have .. and a few list of what i am lookin to buy.. i mostly do hip-hop rap,, r&b and country vocals. and my set up geared towards vocals. i have a Neumann tlm103, ART TPS II , which i am gettin rid of PRESONUS firepod which i might keep just for all the channels M AUDIO BX5a's which i am getting rid of all wired with mogami and monster cables i am lookin to pick up either a apogee rosetta. or a LYNX aurora A/D D/A converter. which ever i get the best deal on. and then adding a firewire card... yamaha ns-10's monitors.. for $600 alesis monitor 2's ..... for $400 im debating over getting the presonus central station or presonus monitor station which is better quality? and as far as pre amps. i was kinda lookin to get a UA la 610 for a tube pre but after reading alot of the reviews on here im kinda shakey...lol i dont want the VT 737,, cuz everyone in my area has one and i dont think its all that great for the price.. and i dont have enuff money to get a LA2... and i am also interested in the Manley single channel and i have heard good things about the SUMMIT AUDIO 2ba 221 .. but i am afriad theyre are too many variables in it.. and it will take me for ever to get it rite., lol and for solid state preamps i am interested in the a designs pacifica vintech x73 neve 1073.... but im pretty sure thats outta my price range at this time does anybody have any feedback on these 2? manley tnt api A2D and last but not least MIC's. like i said i have a tlm 103 which is pretty good. very natural sound i would like to have at least 2 mics that for different voices.. i have thought about selling my tlm103 for a tlm49 can any body tell me if theres a big quality diffence between the 2. and would the upgrade be worth it.. and i want to get a tube condenser mic..... cant afford the sony c800g. plus i have a friend who has one and theres always problems with it.. i have been interested in either getting....... mojave audio MA-200 or a peluso 22 47. but i would like to know the difference between the vacume tube and the standard tube model..................... and if any one else has a suggestion on a tube mic. between $1000-$2000 ballpark..... i know its alot. with alot of choices. answer and speak on what ever u feel compelled to. all feedback is very appreciated... i hope i get alot of post with good info,..,,.. thanx ahead for answering those questions.... cheers.