I read the specs, found it to be exactly what I am looking for. I need a preamp that is better than the one on my 828 MKII anyhow, and have been lusting after a hardware compressor for some time. When I do use it for vocals it will be with my Rode NT2-A mic. Anyone care to offer any comments about this combo? Should I be as excited as I am for it to arrive, or should I smack myself on the forehead with a resounding "DOH!"