This seems to be most widely mentioned pre/DI when someone asks for recommendations for an 'uncoloured' solid state preamp. So just how uncoloured is it. I can live with the lack of EQ, that doesn't bother me. I'm after a solid state pre for my Bergantino IP112, I'm going to get a TD1 later in the year, but I've got the chance to buy a used U5 for a good price, I can always resell it later and get my money back. I've heard it described as being sterile, but isn't that what it's supposed to be, the sound and character should surely come from you and your bass.