This a Channel Islands Audio VPC-3 passive preamp/volume control. For the ultimate in quiet & zero gain at the preamp stage, the VPC-3 takes the cake. The device employs an Alps volume control that is extremely accurate with closely matched channels even at low volumes. The VPC-3 can handle up to two different analog inputs that are selected via a front panel switch. There are two analog outputs, one is only variable and the 2ndcan be switched between fixed & variable.
I am the original owner & used this unit in a Channel Islands/Audio Alchemy desktop system for my office at work. It sounds amazing & is dead quiet. Included are the VPC-3, the original box, packing & manual. The unit is like-new/mint condition, but I am rating it as 8/10 because it is used and due to age. Purchase price was $300.
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