Big improvement, no buyer remorse
Having been a little underwhelmed by the phono soundstage on my otherwise excellent Yamaha A-S701 integrated amplifier, I came across a great deal on this preamp right here at Crutchfield. It was discounted as a "Scratch and Dent" item, and looks near perfect to me! I've had this for less than a week but have no regrets. My vinyl has come alive. Much richer bass. No need to turn the knob way up for adequate volume. I had to do a little research to figure out the correct preamp settings for my Audio Technica AT-120E cartridge, and it was a breeze to make the adjustments. I'm far from an expert or audiophile, but I know what I like, and I like what this preamp has done to the overall sound of my vinyl collection. Crutchfield is terrific to deal with. Customer services responds almost immediately to all questions, and this item was delivered two days earlier than originally projected. What a pleasant surprise. I only wish I waited for the silver to be available!
Pros: Significant improvement in sound quality compared to integrated amplifier phono soundstage; versatile (MM/MC option); setup was pretty straightforward
Cons: Would be nice to have a power on/off switch but that's a very minor complaint because the display looks great