The CD-LAD MKII was Plinius more affordable offering where it attracted more audiophiles/owners into the brand. By keeping it under $3,000, it offers line inputs only and if you need to run a turntable, you have the option to get one of their phono stages. As a line stage only preamp, this is an outstanding preamp by any measure. It has a clean, transparent sound that really brings out the highlights of your CD player without any kind of dilution of its sound. Design has been kept very simple and straightforward with minimal switches and controls. Really good stuff if you want a preamp that acts as a transparent conduit in the passage of music travel. For under $1,000 now, this is an audiophile bargain.
Cosmetically, the preamp is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks/nicks from use but nothing major. Volume level markings on the remote is a bit worn out but its just cosmetic. Preamp will be securely packed for safe shipping.