Nice mechanical form factor. Easy to setup and use. I really like the mono button and the subsonic filter button. Sound is very good. Surprising at this price point. Wouldn't surprise me if this was the best (or certainly one of the best) under $500 phono preamps. I only have about four hours on it, who knows it may get even better with break-in. But it's very good right out of the box. The only thing I could do a direct compare with was the $1K Channel Islands unit. Not a fair comparison, the C.I. four times the price and in a different league sonically. But for a $500 to $1K table I think the Mofi would be ideal.