For under $2,000 now, this is a bargain basement tube preamp that will knock the socks off other tube preamps costing twice as much. Fully balanced in design, the VK-50 is the next best thing to the VK-50SE (if you are shopping around for the VK-50s). It has maybe 90% of the same lush sound, warmth, immediacy and wholesome bass of the VK-50SE but priced considerably cheaper. Build and finish is first class as always and this unit has the optional remote control included.
As you can see from the pictures, the preamp has been well cared for. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Copy of manual is included and unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.