I'm not sure why there's barely any reviews on this pre virtually anywhere. After owning this pre for over a year now I've decided to write a review. This preamp is sick! Sounds very very pleasing and rich. Lots of color when using different gain options. Generally I just leave the output all the way up and adjust the gain accordingly. Right now I'm recording an amazing female pop/Rnb singer from season 8 of NBC's 'The Voice' and I couldn't be more pleased.