You're absolutely spot on avanti 1960! To be brutally honest the dealer I bought from only had 2 of the CC's left in stock. When he saw me having such a hard time deciding on the preamp (always been a SS guy myself) he discounted the CC to half price! Has a few more functions like 8 HDMI inputs, but I'll probably unload it when I get the 160. Plus it just looks cool, lol. Speaking of that have you guys seen these yet? There's a guy on the bay, his store name is lavalampshop. Just picked up one and can't wait to see what it's like in person!