Even though I am getting out of the hobby , selling this piece is particularly painful. It makes emotionally compelling music out of CD's. A minor miracle. Ah well it's been sitting around to long to not be enjoyed by someone who is "into it" like I used to be. When I purchased it the face plate came with a small flat spot on the front left corner. I was offered the opportunity to get a new one (i believe it was $1K). No thanks was my reply. I care what it sounds like . It has the best NOS tubes through out. I tried tons of different ones and found that spending big bucks got big results.