The Go to Preamp
I got this preamp based on it's versatility and a several hours of use during my training. I almost always go to this guy for overheads and hihat sounds, the filter is useful and has great phasing. The impedance settings really allowed me to squeeze a lot sounds out of my good but modest mic collection. I recommend this pre for anyone in need of unit that will deliver multiple sounds from fewer sources. The only reason for the 4.5 is I have not tried older focusrite units, or the channel strip to compare.