i have a grgeous lp5.3 phono pre-amp from simaudio. This phono stage needs no introduction., See all the exemplary reviews on the unit.. mm\mc variable adjustments to work with virtually any cartridge. condition is absolutely perfect . have the original box and packaging as well as the instruction manual.
as for sound, well, look up the reiviews. it will hold its own against almost any phone pre on the market in the 3-7 k range.. I am selling off all my equipment and must sell this. will consider all offers , however, low ballers will be ignored..
paypal add 3pct. i fyou are in the ny area, come and listen. you will not be dissapointed.
thanks for looking
here is copy of review;;
In June 2007 my colleague Ken Choi wrote a review of the standalone Moon LP5.3 phono stage, to which I refer you for his impressions and a breakdown of the LP5.3’s details. Suffice it to say that I mostly agree with Ken’s very thorough review, especially regarding the LP5.3’s "self-effacing" quality -- it did, indeed, just sort of disappear and get on with its job. Details on the microlevel were superb, and presented as part of an overall cohesive picture rather than thrust in my face. Ken stated that he hadn’t noticed a big difference in sound over the course of his listening period. My review sample came with the factory’s 48-hour burn-in already performed, and I was advised to let it break in for at least two weeks (the manual recommends 300 hours). I did, then added a few more weeks in the bargain. I did notice that the extra playing time seemed to open up the top end quite a bit, and the bass seemed to bloom somewhat and gain some low-end richness.
Overall, I thought the standard Moon LP5.3 a very good phono stage. It was extremely quiet, and was never confused or muddled when the music got complex. It was very simple to set up, thanks to its excellent and thorough manual, and the ability to simply set gain and loading will make it easy to accommodate any number of cartridges.