Anyone do direct comparisons? I love the LMII but dislike it's tone shaping controls. I'd also be interested if the preamp tube in the shuttle contributes to it recording better (direct) thoughts? Please don't respond in a negative or politically motivated way. If you have an axe to grind, take it to another thread. I'd like to know true pros and cons of each. FWIW, I've had a LMII for around a year and love it other than the issues I mentioned above.