I was going to go all out and get a really high end preamp processor. But then I figured why not first get a half-way decent used pre-pro and wait to see what comes out over the next six months or so. So I have it down to these two:
Rotel RMB 1068
On the used market (eBay, A'gon) the LMC-1 can be had for just under $300 while Rotel RSP-1068 is in the $600 range. I think these would both do the trick but the Rotel would match the amp I just bought, the RMB-1085. But is it worth twice the cost of the LMC-1 from Emo?
I was very close to plunking down big buck for a Lexicon pre-pro, either an MC-8 or an MC-12. But have decided to wait and see what others have to say about the new Emo UMC-1 when it's released. Plus I heard Lexicon (rumors) might have a new competitor released later this year. So for now I just want a processor to hold me over. So out of the two I listed above, which one would you go with and why?