Music First Audio, arguably is the premier passive preamp manufacturer (at least in our opinion). In the passive preamp category, they are easily the best and considered by many as the high end of passive preamps. The transparency and clarity were steps above the likes of Promitheus and Channel Island. Absence of any sonic signature is the hallmark of this preamp. With a good source unit and power amp, the Classic V1 Silver can project music with all its purity intact. The unit has both XLR and RCA inputs (2 pairs of XLR and 4 pairs of RCA) and XLR and RCA outputs (1 pair each). There is a +6db toggle lift if you need to “boost” the gain a bit more which proved very handy when pairing with different sources and amps. This is the more expensive version of the Classic V1 with the full boat silver option where all the internal cables are wired up in solid silver which gave it a sharper edge and even finer details.
Cosmetically, the unit looks good. Some minor scuff marks/scratches here and there from use but nothing major. Built and finish is top class from its factory in the UK. We don’t have the original packaging but will securely pack this for safe shipping.