Well after giving it some thought over the last few weeks, I finally decided to purchase the 4000e. I did this based on the reviews/raves given on this forum. I know most people would say thats not so smart, should hear it first and all that. Unfortunately I didn't have that opportunity. I figure even if it's half as good as most people say, for that price I'll take my chance. Anyways I've done that twice before, with my buzz MA2.2 and my first Royer SF-1. Both those purchases turned out to be right on the money, no regrets what so ever. Thanks for the heads up on this pre.