I'm in the market for an 8 channel set of converters with preamps to go into the ADAT on my digi 002. I'm wondering if any of you have have USED BOTH. I know many have used one of them and will tell me that it is the best thing in the world, but I would really prefer to hear from somebody who's played with both. I know I need to get the ADAT card for the octopre, so that's not a problem. To me, I've always seemed to like the presonus pres a little more than focusrites. I really wish that there was an insert so that I could just use the converter for a selected channel and bypass the preamp. I know the LT version of the digimax does this, but I really want to stay 96K going in. Also, I am a little confused on the Octopre for this. It says 96K sampling rates, but it also says that if you use all 8 channels that it will only work up to 48K. I really really would like to stay 96K to mixdown. So, my questions: Comparisson of the preamps Can I record 8 channels of 96K in the octopre? Tell me that the Digimax is not DEAD SEXY looking. Why don't they give me the option of using my own pre?