The Grand Pre is a blend of a high quality – high resolution DAC with a true state-of-the-art
hybrid tube preamp. Both analog and digital sources will sound exceptional
and the addition of balanced inputs and outputs will mate it with the best sources. I am the second owner of this beautiful preamp / DAC. I used it with a pair of active ATC loudspeakers with outstanding results. The included headphone amplifier is also excellent - in fact, I am currently using it as a headphone amplifier. Tube circuit is defeatable, and can be activated/deactivated via the remote. Inputs include 1 BNC, 1 Balanced XLR, 2 Coaxial, 2 optical, one HT, one USB, and one RCA analog. Outputs include XLR, Pre-out RCA, and a high pass RCA. It uses 12AU7 tubes (2) in the buffer. I have benchmarked this against many other preamplifiers, with very favorable results. I am selling it due to too many preamps! (BAT, Audio Alchemy, Prometheus, Hegel, etc...). It is in excellent condition; ranked an 8 due to me being the second owner. I will pay PayPal fees if my asking price is met - otherwise the buyer will pay them along with the insurance fees. I travel frequently from Michigan to Wisconsin, so delivery along the way is also possible. I am a long-term Audiogon member - see my results and buy with confidence. All reasonable offers considered.