Any suggestions for a really good mic pre, particularly for drums? API was suggested and it would be great if I could gradually get some of the 512's, but I think you need a different type of rackmount system (lunchbox???). I'd like to keep it at around $600-800 per channel. I'd like to be able to gradually collect due to price range. I saw the API 3124, but it comes w/ 4 pres at araound $3,500 and I don't want to shell out that much in one setting. Someone I know suggested a Germanium, I think that gets over $1,000.