I got this precious preamp in the mail (UPS) just two days ago. Wow. I really haven't been able to push it or "see what it can do" just yet, and I haven't had the opportunity, but from me plugging into my recording setup at home through my PC, I LOVE IT! I got it in a straight-up trade for my Ampeg SVT-III Pro. So, I don't have a power amp just yet, but I'm working on it (hopefully a Stewart 1.2 or something similar- lightweight and efficient), but I can't wait. I have it plugged in right now into my Peavey combo (ha), but even just setting that as flat as possible, and then running through the pre, it's amazing. I can't wait to get this rig running up and through my Schroeder. I'm kinda scared at what it's gonna do! You can get the tubey-ness from the all-tube design, but the ultra-clarity that I like is there as well. The simplistic and (IMO) very chic metal/black print design just looks great. Looks to be very solid and dependable. This is 100X better than the RBI I used to have. THIS is what a preamp is supposed to sound like! Rawk!!!