ANOTHER phono preamp thread..... I am finding that choosing one in this price range is tough. (shocker, eh?) I'd love to hear what you are running, and / or what you think is a good contender. I offered three to get the discussion started, but wouldn't be surprised to see the Manley or Herron come up. among others. Please offer pro / con and any comparisons you have personally done if you can... always helps the recommendation if you have experienced more than one. I also don't mind the tubes vs SS discussion either - it's been 25 years since I have had tubes of any kind in my system, and still debating if I want to moving forward. There is overhead to owning tubes of course - the additional expense and potential tube rolling rabbit hole, then there is the warmup time also.... This next purchase will be "next level" compared to my current preamp. The system it will be running on: Parasound P5 Preamp -> Parasound A21 Amp Turntables: Yammy GT-2000, Denon DP-59L and Kenwood KP-9010 Current phono preamps: Lounge LCR standalone, Lounge / Copla for Moving Coil, Schitt Mani and Vincent Pho 8 Some pro / con to get started: Tavish Adagio: Pro - All analog / discrete design, good perceived price to value, separate power supply, two inputs - both MM and MC tables can run on it with the flip of a switch, gain adjustments (this is a BIG plus for me). Also supporting a small business, which I always think is a plus in the audio world. Con - tubes additional expense, warmup time, and not many user testimonial / reviews - have to rely on the "pro" reviews where everything is good . May be no support five years down the road since it is a small company, so taking a risk there. Also 10-12 week wait time, have to wait to get it. Parasound JC3+: Pro - "Synergy" with my Parasound P5 / A21, good reviews from users, separate mono signal path construction for L/R inputs. Support is good, Parasound will probably be around for a while. Con - pricey, not many loading options, power supply not separate, surprising number of discussions / feedback of hum even with the P5 / A21, some users have returned it. Only one input (MC or MM) at the $3K price point. Parasound JC3 Jr: Pro - 1/2 the price of the JC3+, more and more user reviews popping up positive, synergy with my P5 / A21. Good support. Con - If MC is a requirement then LOMC in the 0.25 - 0.5mv range may not have enough gain. Above 0.5mv LOMC as a starting point. Competition is stiff at this price point also as there are many others to choose from Again, just because I listed three, don't be shy about offering why you think there is a better choice --- with experience / comparison between any being a big plus! Thanks in advance for your insight.