The CP-50 is a solid performer. Period. Although its $2,700 MSRP puts it in the mid-range category, it sounded more like an upper mid-range preamp. Like something that would have cost in the $5,000 region. It is well built, has a very rich and detailed sound. Mid-range was warm and smooth and almost tube-like but with better transparency. You just need to google its many positive reviews to know this is a very special preamp.
Cosmetically, the unit looks good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. A universal remote from Logitech (pre-programmed) will be included. Manual is available online and unit will be securely pack for safe shipping.