The Stage One is quite simply an extraordinary AV preamp. With loads of inputs/outputs and a wide range of processing capability, the Stage One is an excellent machine for home theater or as a music stereo preamp. Its THX Ultra2 certified and uses the Crystal 24-bit/ 192 KHz DAC to process all 8 channels. We also have the matching 3005 multi-channel amp that it was previously partnered to in a top notch AV system that sounded more like a $15,000 system than a under $8,000 setup.
Cosmetically, the av preamp looks good. Some minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We have the original remote and the manual is available on Aragon’s website. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.