audio note m3 preamp

  I found what I think is a good deal on an audio note m3 preamp,  but this preamp was designed over 10 years ago.  It is supposed to be a rich and warm sounding pre which is what I am looking for, but was wondering if it can still compete with the bat preamps and other more modern preamps of today
@kedoades if it's a good deal I say go for it, it doesn't matter how old the design is, its the implementation that matters. I would take Audio Note over almost any other maker of gear in terms of amplification and hoping a pair of Audio Note speakers are in my future.