Finally a C-2A pre shows up on local CL. My M-45 is awakened from it's den. I had to take my wife out to lunch because it is ritual when I buy a piece of equipment. She's like, "why are you eating so fast"? Did I have meat loaf and mash potatoes (woof). She knew I was excited to get it rocking. Well, here I sit in my happy place. It was really the last piece to complete my Yamaha system (3 year wait). This really sound phenomenal! It's really like, bam in your face and not at all what I am used to with MAC. I just really wanted this bad for the phono stage and the price was right. There's two itty bitty scratches on top. The face is perfect. I am going to stay up all night. No, wait work at 6am. Darn!