The P4A MKII was formerly Hegel’s flagship preamp. Beautifully crafted and solidly made, the P4A MKII has a rich mid-range, sweet highs and a nice weighted bottom end. It is not the ultimate in transparency but its musical presence is nicely colored with just the right amount of bits and pieces to make the soundstage sound “picturesque”. The preamp has been showcased in many hifi shows over the years with their matching CD-P4A MKII CD player and H4A power amp that has won many accolades for its reference standard musicality that didn’t cost an arm and a leg to own. Design on the preamp is ultra simple – one knob for input selection, one knob for volume and one push button for turning the unit on/off. Simple but impressively effective.
Cosmetically, the preamp looks good. Just minor scuff marks here and there on its brushed aluminum outer case but nothing major. Solid metal remote is included. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping.