The Stage One is quite simply an extraordinary AV preamp. With loads of inputs/outputs and a wide range of processing capability, the Stage One is an excellent machine for home theater or as a music stereo preamp. Its THX Ultra2 certified and uses the Crystal 24-bit/ 192 KHz DAC to process all 8 channels. We also have the matching 3005 multi-channel amp that it was previously partnered to in a top notch AV system that sounded more like a $15,000 system than a under $8,000 setup.
Cosmetically, the av preamp looks good. Some minor scuff marks/nicks here and there but nothing major. We have the original remote and the manual is available on Aragon’s website. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.