Audio Research LS 16 opinions.

Anyone heard the new Audio Research LS 16 preamp? I am running NHT 2.9's with a Classe CA200 through a Classe SSP-25 pre-pro. Since the LS 16 has a processor by-pass feature, I am thinking it would be a good way to improve my two channel sound, get some tubes in my system, and still use my main amp and speakers for HT. Are there any other tube line stage preamps with processor by-pass?

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I have an Audio Research LS 16 into a Plinius SA100 MK III amp running NHT 2.5i speakers. I don't have a lot of experience with other tube preamps, but I'm quite satisfied with the quality of sound it produces. I mainly use it with a Meridian 508.24 cd player, however I also have my satellite dish receiver, DVD and VCR hooked up to the LS 16. And, I have absolutely no complaints.