Absolutely mint, actually a 10/10 but for the sake of under promising and over delivering, I'll say 9/10. Purchased new in box January 2014. Flawless. Also included is upgraded Luxman power cord. Never touched with human hands; only cotton gloves and microfiber towels. No kids, no food, no smoke, no pets, no nothing. Less than 100 hours use. Note that the preamp is flanked by Luxman phono preamp and moving coil step-up transformer, both of which are available separately but not included in the price of the preamp.