Hello, I`m a norwegian neewbie, and I currently rely on a emu 404 soundcard. But I`m considering upgrading to a firewire multitrack. The two candidates so far is Presonus firepod and Edirol fa101. Now I know that the firepod is a better card but, I would be very happy to get a cheap solution, hence the edirol being half the price. One more for the road, is it possible to connect a( lets say a sure sm58) to the balanced line inputs and get sound. Or do every connection have to be a xlr with preamp and phantom power?