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I knew they made a fair priced low end preamp...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ART-Tube-MP-Project-Series-Tube-MicrophoneInstrument-Preamp?sku=180643

but I never heard or saw that interface before. Without any reviews on it its hard to tell how well it works and sounds.
I would not trust most of the reviews on MF though....