Hey everyone! New to the forum, but I've been at this a while now. I recently purchased a house with a finished detached garage (a-frame, 20'+ ceiling) that I am planning to use as a project studio for myself and freelance recording gigs. Mostly rock/funk/jazz - transparency is important to me and I don't want to lose the room sound that I bought the U87s to attain. My setup is: Macbook Pro running ProTools 7.4.2 & Logic 8 Digi002r + Presonus Digimax LT Mackie HR624s Mics: 2 - Neumann U87s (matched) 3 - Sennheiser e604s 1 - Shure Beta 52a 3 - Shure SM57s 2 - Shure SM58s So my question is what is a (relatively) inexpensive pre-amp that will do the U87s justice as overheads/room mics or single one as a vocal mic? My budget is limited as I just blew my wad on the Neumanns :shock:. I've looked at the black lion mod for the 002 (upgrading ADCs and Pres), and that's an option. I'd like to keep it under $600 if possible. Suggestions? Let me know if there's any other info I can provide!