Peachtree Audio has been making some lifestyle audio components but this Grand Pre really elevates their audiophile “credentials”. By any accounts, this is a truly wonderful sounding unit. It is three components for the price of one – a DAC (24/192 KHz USB input), a tube (two 12AU7 tubes) hybrid preamp and a headphone amp. Fit and finish is way more sophisticated than all previous Peachtree products and we were very impress with it. Finish is a titanium like finish. Sound was warm but lots of resolution and clarity. It had the effect of have a listening session become more “energized” with its more up tempo beat. The Grand Pre garnered lots of positive feedbacks and reviews where many users labeled it as a great audiophile bargain with a very affordable price of $3,300 MSRP to what essentially is a 3 piece component in one box. Won Absolute Sound magazine’s recommendation too. 115V/230V switchable in the rear means it can be used anywhere in the World.
Cosmetically, the unit is in very good shape. Some minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original box, manual and remote and will securely double box it for safe shipping.