This is another “winning” example of a well design hybrid tube preamp. For the money, you probably can’t find a better buy where the same quality of music is attained with a legendary heritage like Counterpoint. When the preamp is fully warmed up, its sonic signature is immediately familiar – a certain naturalness, holographic imaging, depth, rich mids and smooth highs. Typical hallmarks of a tube preamp but with a slightly sharper image. Tube rolling will be a fun project on this preamp.
Cosmetically, the preamp looks okay. The previous owner re-painted the cover (but not over the wordings) and the faceplate has some kicks along the edges and a small corner ding on the left. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.