I am considering purchasing a D800 from Sonica Labs in the near future and I have a few questions regarding audio interfaces and preamps. 1. I own a Sebatron Thorax which is generally considered a quality preamp. Lets say I bought an audio interface which consisted of 4 channels of poor quality preamps and a d/a converter. The question is, wouldn't running the Sebatron through a poor quality preamp negate the benefits of the Sebatron?(damn I probably have too much preamp for my skill level) Or can you generally bypass preamps on such audio interfaces? 2. Would I be better served buying a pure digital to analog converter and buying another preamp later? 2. Can someone recommend a audio interface that would suit my needs considering my circumstances which is under $1000? Am I way of the mark here?