Seeing as you have the 1176 sound and the 9098 comp, then I think for world class you need a tube optical. Tube-Tech CL1B or CL2A, Pendulum Audio OCL-2, Manley El-Op, or the classic LA2A. I think that at least one LA2A per user is a must have comp. Like the need for many great mics and mic pre's, you need many great comps/limiters as well. The Manley has a nice big fat sound, but the Tube-Tech while not quite as fat as the El-Op, has more user control and flexability.I do have the 1176 in the 6176, so do you think that I'm covered in so far as compressing the vocal in that world class kind of way?