Hi, all, I've got an opportunity to get a demo ModWright PH 9.0 Tube Phono Stage from Dan and company for $2100 (down from $2900). I've also been looking at the following phono pre's, all of which have (for me very desirable) two or more inputs: --Elac Alchemy PPA-2, $1000 (two inputs, continuously variable loading, high-pass filter, mono switch) --Gold Note PH-10, $1700 (also two inputs, balanced outs, stopped variable loading, several EQ curves) --Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2, $650 (two inputs, two outputs, continuously variable loading, high-pass filter) I've also looked at stuff by Lehmann, Sutherland, and Tavish, but, for various reasons, these are my front runners. I'm looking to do a significant upgrade from a Graham Slee Era Gold V, especially as I have an ART-9 cart (and hopefully a Denon 103R) coming my way soon. I'd also been considering SUTs, but, b/c I don't know what kind of cart I'll settle on eventually, I think a phono pre upgrade is a better path for now. I like the ModWright 9.0 for its mono switch (I spin a lot of mono Blue Note), separate power supply, and its supposedly very quiet implementation of tubes. My only hesitation is that variable loading has only six stops and isn't continuous. (Though to be honest, I've no idea how important dialing in the very exact loading is. Perhaps those six stops will give me enough adjustability??) I also think stepping up to $2-3K stage might make more sense than more or less side-grading from my Graham Slee to the Elac or Pro-Ject. Anyway, I'd welcome thoughts on these four phono pres. Have done a lot of reading on the forum, but of course this particular set of options has never been discussed. Thanks!