The Constellation Inspiration Preamplifier 1.0 has received high praise from reviewers including The Absolute Sound which has rated it as a best buy in high end audio stating that the “1.0 offers Constellation-grade sound quality in what is essentially breakthrough pricing for this maker of cost-no-object components. The Preamp 1.0 sports the same circuitry, chassis build- techniques, remote control, and display as the $24k Virgo 2. The sound is similar as well, with the trademark Constellation combination of resolution with ease, tremendous clarity and transparency to sources, and wonderful rendering of timbre." I would second that review; this preamp has outstanding imaging with great depth and three dimensional images, extended treble, midrange purity and transparency of low level detail that extends down to the noise floor of the recording. It thoroughly outclassed my previous ARC Ref 5 SE and a Pass Labs XP20. Cosmetically it is in excellent condition without obvious defect; I rate it as an 8 only due to my being the second owner. This preamp is rarely seen used. I accept PayPal if the fees are paid by buyer. Shipping costs are also the buyers responsibility. I also accept wire transfer, personal or bank checks - will ship after they clear - which will avoid PayPal fees..