I purchased the unit new from Upscale Audio in Dec. 2006. This unit has factory upgraded Jensen Capacitors. Since then, it has been in one place driving a vintage McIntosh amp. It functions as new and is a conservative 8/10 cosmetically. The remote was seldom used as I could reach the satisfyingly large and smooth volume knob from my listening seat. The two 12AU7 tubes are new Mullard reissues with <50 hrs. I long ago removed the VU meter bulbs and subsequently lost them so the meters do not light up (a good thing IMHO).
I refer you to the “Absolute Sound” for a description of its sonic qualities—http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/cary-audio-slp-308-linestage-and-cinema-2-amplifier-1/
Local pickup is good. Original box included.