Do not let the price fool you! We have said that before. Very competitive to units costing much much more.
Boris nailed it very nice with these upgrades he added, gold board, beefed up 16 Caps PS and the dip switches,
cosmetics to match the quality. Oh we have a Ground lug too.
I'm a fan
A lot of listening the last 4 days.
This is a very nicely made, of course great sounding, capable let me say easy to use Phono pre.
As was the Original ACLE unit I had which I didn't compare to.
The dip switches with custom if needed sockets, and 70 db gain is more than you will ever need to run any Cartridge. I would suspect any high end cartridge to sound great with it.
No need for Stepup transformers. I got away from trannies with all the wire flipping and re-positioning the units to keep them quiet.
On a Heed Quasar I had the stepup did not help the sound at all. So everyone's equipment will be different.
The Vista 2 used with my Clear Audio Emotion CMB carbon, Satisfy arm, Phoenix PS, a AT33PTG II (.30 output), into a Rogue Cronus Magnum.
Settings changed, to now
47ohms resistance, 65 db gain,
fast rolloff filter.
I would not hesitate to recommend it. I think it is quite nice.
Add a couple Albums in particular: Just super having it all.
Grover Washington >Wiinelight
I have no neighbors to worry about!