This is a much sought after power-house of a preamp and long considered one the best sounding preamps MF has ever made. This unit has some minor marks on the volume knob and bottom left removable trimpiece. (See pics) This in no way effects the perfect operation of this unit and really cannot be seen form a few feet. . Shipping weight is heavy. I have the remote and manual but will have to have unit professionally double boxed and insured as it weighs 52 pounds. If you don't mind a couple of minor marks you will be blown away by the three dimensional sound and incredible control of this amazing piece.