If this Phonograph Stage was 9,000.00 it would still be worth it. Virtually no noise floor that I noticed, settings galore even on the gain side, can run any cartridge. This as a game changer in this price range. Features RIAA and others are found in the high end gear. I was saving for that high end gear.
Now I can put well earned money into other things. You must marry the Micro 2 Pre Amp Buffer together and it makes these components a force to be recon with. You will not notice major difference in sound break in for at least a 2 weeks, leave on all the time.