From reading several reviews here over the past month, it looks as though winner of "best preamp" based on tone is gear from Aguilar. Of course that's not to say that Demeter han't gotten the nod also. It just seems that the Aguilar is the favorite. From other reviews I have read, people have said that they both have awesome tone but that the Aguilar sounds a little thicker and a little slower in response to the Demeter. (I realize that optimal tone is subjective and am planning on testing them out myself). Having said that, I haven't read in one place on this site where the two have been directly compared. Has anyone done A'B comparisona between the Demeter (VTB 201) and Aguilar preamps. Any comments on tone differences would be appreciated. I am looking mainly for a clean dynamic tone, no rock overdrive or anything. Thanks A ton.