Well respected as a faithful to music preamp with phono options, great headphone output - something that we older A-Philes will appreciate. Remote controllable but no remote with it. Sony VL 900 has basic volume/power programming. The mini-specs in the pics are just dust, not actual marks. Also, sorry for the blurs, will exchange out better pics later. Will send poics directly to serious inquiries. The display panel where frequencies are displayed has some blems that are hard to capture on pics, but disclosing so that there are no "surprises." Metal surfaces are actually very clear of blems. Shipping $20 to Miss River, $35 to West Coast, PPAL or usps MO. Email or call 410.740.0690 with all questions before making an offer.