Of course, the best thing to do is to fit the individual components to the individual vocalist, but there are a lot of us who have a favorite combination that's the first try for vocals. What's yours? Mic, pre, any outboard units or plugins. This isn't about what you dream about, but what you actually use. My gear is limited enough that I'd try the same mic/pre combination for both male and female vocals: Mojave 200 into a Langevin DVC. I'll use the optical compressor on the DVC sparingly. In the box I'll use a pretty wide variety of plugins, but a "default" combination would be all UAD - Studer 800 tape emulation, LA2A compressor, Manley Massive EQ, EMT 140 plate reverb.