What I am offering is not a "hand-me-down." It is a brand-spanking-new product and to make a long embarrassing story short -- I ended up with two of them. It has full differential inputs and outputs (cartridges are inherently balanced differential devices and your turntable can be upgraded with XLR outputs) plus the usual single-ended RCAs.
It is all discrete (no IC op-amps) and has the adjustments available in terms of gain, input impedance, balance, and input capacitance all available on the front panel for real-time adjustments. It even has two playback curves that are switchable on the fly -- RIAA and Decca. Musically -- it has transformed my LP playback and does things only my Red Rose Rosette 2 could wish to do. Moving-coil cartridges are direct in -- no transformers are used.
It is dead quiet and as good as what you are feeding it. I have been gob-smacked ever since I installed one in my system. It comes with a switch-mode power supply which gets the job done, but Pro-Ject also offers a linear supply for an advertised improvement. I got myself an after-market linear DC power supply (not Pro-Ject's offering) and I was unexpectedly surprised as to how the playback quality improved.
This phono stage offers playback quality that is liquid and sweet, yet with high resolution where inner details in recordings that you haven't heard before are revealed. Add to that the magical mid-range -- you won't be disappointed.
I offer it for $1,800 plus shipping. Included is standard 20-vdc power supply and user manual.
Attached is a manufacturer’s brochure and photos of the actual unit you would be buying from me. The "under-the-hood-photo" is from the internet. Packing and shipping cartons are the original manufacturers' packing.