The Audible Illusions Modulus 3 tube preamp is such a well designed unit that it easily rivals any tube preamp that costs up to $3,000 or even $3,500. Because it was such a musical preamp, audiophile communities around the World did not hesitate to accord it lots of positive reviews. It was very transparent, had silky smooth mid-ranges and delivered tight bass notes and finely tuned highs that you would normally expect from a much more expensive preamp. Even its phono stage was excellent for a $1,500 MSRP preamp! Some phono preamps that cost $1,500 don’t even offer the same level of musicality let alone offer the features of a full function preamp.
This is still one of the most sought after tube preamp today because at under $1,000 used, it is one of the best buy in tube preamps. It may not have remote control or XLR inputs and outputs and you have to deal with the handling of an external power supply that has a non-detachable power cord that conjoins it with the control unit which makes setting up in a rack quite a handful but once that is done, there is no looking back. Your favorite music will sound so good you would forget all its “convenience” shortcomings.
Overall condition of the unit is pretty good. Minor scuff marks/light scratches here and there but nothing major like dings or dents. This was a very well cared for unit. We don’t have the original box but will packed it securely for safe arrival.