I happen to own this preamp and it's the one item in my rig that I imagine handing over to my son, which is not quite what I feel about other components (well, maybe the SME 20/2 table will be equally heirloom-like in due course but I can imagine upgrading from it). It's just built right and the sonics convince me that running without a pre-amp is not better, no matter how purist it might feel. Anyhow, see more here, and there are three parts so follow the links. Well done Peter Breuninger of AV Showrooms, nice set-up!!