Six months ago I was on the wait list for a Tavish Adagio and considered buying a JC3 Jr but ultimately decided on neither. I eventually bought a used Sutherland PH3D preamp and two very nice SUTs: the K&K Audio Lundahl LL1931 and a Hashimoto HM-3. I have wired both to allow load plugs on the secondary side of the transformers for ultimate loading flexibility. This proved more important to me than the convenience of having a load knob on the front of the unit like the Adagio. The Sutherland PH3D is powered by batteries so negates the advantages of the Adagio's outboard power supply. I had fun installing the SUTs in new matching enclosures with custom engraving and some walnut sides. I'm happy with the Sutherland/Lundahl or Sutherland/Hashimoto combos and their ability to handle a variety of cartridges.