Yeah, now that you've all helped me so much to decide what Mic to buy, I realized that I really need a decent mic preamp to compliment the Soundelux U99 (I don't think I can wait for the Lawson for 3 months to get assembled). Any Idea's? I only require three things from it. 1. As good sound quality as I can get from a mic in that price range. 2. At least 2 channels 3. Priced at around a grand. I found an MTA iX one 16 channel mic pre for around a $1,000. I don't need that many inputs, but if it's the best thing for that price, I'd be happy to buy it. Any opinions on this? Thanks again for all your help... RO ROX!