Purchased new just over a year ago from the local dealer,
March 2015. I can find nothing cosmetic to mention and of course it sounds like it just came new out of the box. This is the single box tube hybrid version of their flagship two box line stage . I just replaced the tubes by something very sweet sounding as recommended and sold to me by Kevin Deal Upscale Audio. I'll send it along with the original tubes as well. XLR/ RCA input and outputs, remote control, theater bypass. Everything as new, box , remote, manual, power cord. Sales only to USA members with positive feedback. It's very heavy ,50LBS so flat rate shipping to lower 48 eliminates guessing. This is not version II. The list price indicated in the attached article is from several years ago. The
list price when I bought it last year was $11,500.
This preamp is really ,really good and with theater bypass allows
someone like myself to have a great
surround system with and incredible 2 channel for music .