This is one brilliant piece of German engineering. Not that it is just a step up from any phono stage I have owned including the infamous Perreaux SM3 preamp with MM / MC etc etc, but it is such a brilliant phono stage that words cannot describe.
Firstly it is a very small device:
So small , but so capable reproducing the finest sounds off a record. Soundstage is fantastic, stereo imaging is lovely, bass is deep and tight, mids are there, and a very nice highs.
I have never heard so many details off a record before.
I use Ortofon MC20 mk2 at the moment on a Rega Planar 3.
I would give this device a 10/10