Serious about having the right front end for your system? I can't think of a better place to start than a quartet of what many professionals consider their "desert-island" mic-pre.
This thing is ridiculously good! From the input/output gain to the shelving EQs to the impedance switching, this vintage-style pre is a real performer. They do 'feel' like the famous preamp that they are modeled after, ranging from sweet and musical to fully saturated. The Vintech 473's four channels are some of my most used preamps.