Depends on what is important for you. Mobility, quality, something else?
My mini setup at the moment is a MixPre-D + a Zoom h2. I just connect the Tape Out to line in on the Zoom and it works like a charm. It does 24bit/96k too, which is very nice. Maybe not as good quality as using say, a Sonosax miniR82 (which I would get if I had piles of cash just laying around) or a 744, but for most things it works very well.