I need your help on this : I only have 250 (max. 300) EUR for a mic pre with phantom AND a compressor (dual channel would be good, but not a neccesity), and what I came up until now is : DBX 286 A - DBX 286 A microphone preamp / processor, single-channel, preamp, 48V phantom power, de-esser, enhancer, compressor, expander-gate -> 239 EUR OR Prosonus TubePre - 1 channel tube preamp (maybe with a upgraded tube?) -> 109 EUR + DBX 266 XL - Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate (2 channels, a good thing) -> 166 EUR Total : 275 EUR Which would be best out of the two setups? I know this is NOT the choice to make, but I REALLY can't get more $$$ for a better preamp and a compressor. So, PLEASE, no "Get a GT The Brick!" suggestions. It's way out of my price range. If it makes you feel better, which is the not-as-bad choice? P.S. Has any of you tried the DBX 286A? Any opinions on it?