Great cost-effective way to try out a high quality balanced, passive preamp. This is the Luminous Audio Technology Axiom II XLR balanced passive preamplifier with the Caddock resistor (Sig 1.2) upgrade by the manufacturer. Less than two years old. Great condition. No scratches, wear marks. This is a pure and simple, very smooth, high quality passive/volume control. No switches, no remote. One balanced XLR input and one balanced XLR output. I eliminated my active preamplifier and used it between a DAC (100 ohm output) and a 50k ohm input power amp. It worked great. Great clarity, perfect balance and plenty of volume with the control at about 30%. Luminous will adjust the gain ratio for $35 if needed. I'm giving it an 8/10 only because I don't have the original box. I'm relatively new to Audiogon but have good reviews and a good Ebay rating (jacob8gj). To protect both of us, I prefer payment by a U.S. Postal Service Money Order (but this is not a listed Audiogon payment option -- why certified check is indicated). Cash/ local pickup also available. Shipping to CONUSA only.