I've looking to get my good mic pre for rock type stuff. I read some stuff about the speck and listen to the clips here and really liked what i saw. At the same time, both hear and at GS, it seems like the great river NV pres are really nice and versatile (though more colored than the speck I would imagine). Some day down the road, I'd love to own both, but for the time being, which do you guys think might be the better starter pre? Of course, the $200 difference can factor in too... Thanks!