I finally got my Audio Research LS26 pre-amp. It took about two weeks as they are made to order. I just want to share some pictures. The built quality is superb. It comes with a quality assurance certificate with 14 tests performed by 4 different individuals including a "Listening Test"! It needs 100 hours to break in. In the box The back with ballanced and SE connections Cover opened to put tubes in Sitting on the rack I am experimenting with cables and getting familiar with it.