The Statement Phono preamp is like the Bugatti Veyron in the automobile World. Ultra rare with a sound quality that is another level above the reference level. There is a lot to admire with the Statement phono. From the top notch built and finish, to the ground breaking sound, to the generous number of inputs (for a phono preamp), this is clearly, a phono preamp for the creme de la creme audio system. Its a two chassis setup with a beefy dual mono power supply in one and the controls in the other. Each of the four inputs have both RCA and XLR inputs with a wide range of adjustable values for load impedance, load capacitance and gain. The control unit has a see thru top cover which is intentional because the layout inside is just pure art. The shiny chrome and the orange glow of its eight tubes (six 12AX7 and two 6922 tubes) is a sight to behold as you sit in your listening chair and enjoy the luscious, pure sound of vinyl married to the calming orange glow. Understandably, this upper echelon of reference sound quality do not come cheap and deep, deep pockets are required but if you have the latter, you would actually be saving tens of thousands of dollars at our asking price versus MSRP.
Cosmetically, the setup looks great. Minor scuffs common with use but nothing major. We have the original boxes and due to their combined weight of 120 lbs, should ideally be shipped strapped on a pallet to ensure safe arrival.