Sebatron, What's the difference between the compressor sections in the Nitrous and and Proxima? Are they the same? Also, I'm trying to decide whether to get a Nitrous or a Proxima and trying to decide whether to get a compressor only or a preamp/compressor. I really want just the compressor but it would be nice to have another high quality preamp in the rack. Could I feed the compressor in the Proxima with a line level signal from another preamp? Thanks in advance. I'm a very happy VMP-2000 user of ~4 years. I'm excited about how you will do with a solid state design.