This is a very highly rated preamp from Audio Research. Just google its many positive reviews and you will see the countless positive reviews it has been showered with. It is a truly amazing sounding preamp. It may solid state in design but we were hard pressed to distinguish it with our other tube based Audio Research preamps. Beautifully transparent with a clean, detailed sound that was richly textured and reinforced with a tight bottom end. Forget its “lowly” sub $2,000 price tag now. This will do proud in any system that cost up to $8,000.
Cosmetically, the preamp is in very nice shape. It has been well cared for and it shows. We have the original manual and remote but no original box. We will have it securely packed for safe shipping.