Yesterday, a Bugle 2 phono pre arrived at my door and I compared it with a Vista phono pre for about three hours. The Bugle is uniformly clean top to bottom (and very quiet) while the Vista is slightly softer in the high and low ends. Still, and probably because of that, I have a warm spot in my heart for the Vista. It is the more "romantic" sounding, the Bugle the more tactile. The Bugle (from Hagtech) cost $189.00 including shipping. I believe the Vista is $299.00. These are very, very good values, folks, and they are a snap to take in and out of a system. One of my pals has a $1,500.00 phono pre. While I haven't heard it in my system, he says it's no better in his that his Vista.