I've seen some very positive comments on this site about the Avalon U5. Has anyone had any experience with Demeters Tube Dirext Box? - I think both are around the same price. I've also notices in the latest BASSICS magazine that John Mayung uses a Demeter Preamp and the Demeter Tube Direct Box. (Just thought I'd add this comment in relation to Jokerjkny's very informative thread on using a DI box when your pramp already has a DI).