Hell yeah It's a gem of a phono section. Thanks, I'll have a look into that! It really sounds good already. What can I say, it sounds very clean and detailed. The imaging is amazing. I had never heard anything like it. My last reference was VS. a Yamaha C-4, which I used with the B-2 before and last week after 4 months of L-1000C. The C-4 is nowhere, completely different league. It's a shame it looks like this on the outside, but you'll get used to it It can be sourced for a reasonable price (say 450 - 600 € for a mint one). And you can stay in you chair, it has a remote for volume and source change!