Add nice preamp to my Firepod setup or buy Ensemble?
So I can't decide if I should just add a nice preamp to my current Firepod-based setup or upgrade all out to an Apogee Ensemble. I don't really need more than one preamp at a time so the Ensemble feels a bit like overkill and is more money than I'd really like to spend at this time.
I guess the main questions are this:
Is the general improvement to my AD/DA conversion worth the $1000 difference?
Is the AD/DA conversion on the Firepod a limiting factor such that getting a great preamp is a bit silly?