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Which comes first, compressor or preamp?

I have a PreSonus Bluemax compressor, and just got an M-audio DMP3 preamp. This is my front-end (such as it is) for a home DAW setup. I would only be using the Bluemax on vocal tracks. My question is this...do I run the mic ( a Groove Tubes GT1) into the preamp first, then compression? This seems the logical method to me, but I'm not sure. Also, I've relied on the Kjaerhus Audio Classic Compressor thus far on vocals, and have been happy with the results mostly. Does anyone think I will get improved sound by compressing before the DAW? Will I gain anything by running through the Bluemax?

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