This is the linestage only version (they have the phono stage version which is called the Kairn Phono). So if you don’t use a turntable, this will be a fantastic preamp to own. With any line source, the Kairn just sounds absolutely magical with a warm, tube-like sound. The highs were sweetly rolled off and absent of any solid state harshness. Bass was rich but not too boomy. The Kairn has won many positive reviews over the years and is a steal for under $500 now.
Cosmetically, it is in nice shape. Front faceplate has a few spots where a sharpie was used to touched up but the rest of the unit looks good. We don’t have the original remote but will include a programmed Logitech Universal remote that will work all the functions of the preamp.