I purchased this preamp about a year ago. As preamps go it is the best that I have owned including the Modwright LS-100 that I had for about 2 years. The XSP-1 was incredibly transparent and had every input option that I ever needed. Why am I moving on? I got a great deal on a Yamaha integrated amplifier and am "simplifying my system". so to speak. The XSP-1 Gen 2 has been used very sparingly. I put the XSP-1 in my system using my white gloves and it has not been moved since them. I have all original packing materials including the box. metal remote, and fabric Emotiva cover. This unit is showroom new without any blemishes and operationally as new.