I've been looking at preamps since I'm just getting into decent home recording (just got a Shure SM57, pretty much record everything, electric/acoustic guitar, vocals, etc) and after doing a little research I think I might go a little over my budget and pick up an EMU 404 USB. I figure it comes with everything in that little breakout box (preamp, software, etc) so it'll be perfect for using on different computers. I want quality sound and I really haven't found any preamps that stand out up to $200 Canadian but the EMU seems to be pretty highly rated wherever I look. Just want to see what you guys think and/or suggest might be a better alternative.