So I'm looking for a mic pre that offers best of both worlds. Basically, a neutral, clean, big and open sound! Will be used for vocal recording with the odd bit of acoustic guitar. I think I will be changing my main vocal mic too (from a Gemini 2 to, perhaps, a U87).
Have read about various contenders: Audient Mico, DBX 386, DAV Electronics BG1, Focusrite Isa One, True Systems P solo, Grace Design M101... Would be very interested if anyone has compared any of these and has a preference. Whatever I get will connect to my RME Multiface 2 btw.