This is one heck of a preamp. Beautifully clean sound with excellent soundstaging and depth. The MSRP of $900 when it first launched was way under value for something that sounded this good. A $1,500 price tag would have been a fair number so at its used price of $395 now, its a steal. Even its phono section is worth this much alone had this been a phono only preamp. Add its premium built quality and top notch materials used (Tiffany RCA plugs), this preamp became a “small” legend from the good old nineties.
The Model 2 is a “two” chassis unit with a separate power supply that kept unwanted electrical interference away from the sensitive main boards. Cosmetically, the unit is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.