I am using this simple preamp with a Linn Room power- Amp which are available very cheaply on the second had market. It provides plenty of detail and scale but is not the most refined in presentation. So do not partner with anything more than a Linn LK85 or it's partner from the Rotel range. It is an old amp now so expect a few dry joints which may impact how well it travels when delivered. The stand out feature is that it has an MC phone input! Not tried mine but it should be good enough. Partner with good modern budget speakers and you have a great cheap system. I am using Linn's 5110 and have used others to good effect too.