I'm looking for a 2 channel, preferably 4 channel, mic preamp for the studio. My budget is around €350, which is what the RME QuadMic is going for in Europe. It seems to suite my needs but I'm not fully convinced about the quality of the pres. The people at gearslutz seem to have mixed opinions about RME's amps and their opinion mostly is based on vocal and instrument recording. I will mainly be using the amp for foley/sfx recording in the studio.
I was wondering how the QuadMic amps compare to the FR2 which I have or the Sound Devices stuff, which is above my budget. Do any of you guys have experience with the QuadMic or other RME amps? Suggestions for other 2 or 4 channel amps are most welcome. I'd gladly buy SD stuff, but in my current situation I just can't justify spending that kind of money on this hobby.