This is a much sought after power-house of a preamp. This unit had some minor scuffing to the volume knob and bottom left removable trimpiece. Long considered one the best sounding preamps MF has ever made they all did have a problem with the remote volume performing smoothly. When this unit received the marks on the front I took it to the MF approved service center to see if a new knob and trim piece could be aquired from MF and also asked about a possible "fix" for the volume problem they all seem to have. I was told that the knob and trim piece are no longer manufactured but that MF did have an approved "Fine Tuning Mod" as they call it available which installed an improved volume clutch. (see MF web site) I had the MF approved mod done for $300.00 and have lived with the minor marks as they really can't be seen from a listening position. See all attached photos. With the cost of the mod and given the cosmetic condition I am offering this incredible unit for only $995.00. Shipping weight is heavy. I have the remote and manual but will have to have unit professionally double boxed as it weighs 52 pounds. At this price I will split the shipping and paypal. If you don't mind a couple of marks you will be blown away by the performance and sound of this monster.