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Ive used mine for 3 years and it has disappointed me with not having enough gain. Ive used a very good line amp, but that shouldnt be necessary. It says 39 db gain, but my Vincent pho-8 is 40 db, but it is much louder in the amp. I finally retired it for a Schiit Mani which has gains up to 59 db and better musicality. I wish I could write a better review, but this model leaves me wanting.

- Audiolad L, GA
After all its Cambridge Audio....

Just because it comes with a Wall Wart doesnt mean that this thing doesnt perform. Cambridge Audio 551P has one, but it isnt a conventional Wall Wart. The transformer is on the outlet, but its an AC to AC transformer, with the rest of the rectification and filtering is done within the unit. I compliment this pre with a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. This TT had a 60 cycle hum that was hard to get rid of, and with this phono stage. It appears that this unit has rid me of the ground loop and AC ripple problems that come with certain TTs. I would suggest that if you are looking for a pre amp, make this the selection of choice, or get one with its own power supply.