Bought 4 budget Phono amplifiers (Cambridge, Rotel, Monolithic, Creek) dismissed all of them as being inaccurate in one way or another sold them at a loss and waiting for Graham Slee Reflex C which hopefully will be competent enough to support all vinegar-pissing reviews. If all fails back to the "drawing board". I hate this hobby. You should have tried the EAR 834P used at $800 and be done with it. I am using a Jolida JD-9A at $500 and it is terrific.