Audio research new ref2 phono stage

Has anyone had the chance to hear this what seems to be a promising phono stage?
I have it as well as the AR7. It is really quite incredible. I had the Einstien XLR phono stage where the Ref 2 is now and I really like the Ref 2 better. I am going to be putting up the Tom Evans top of the line phono stage against the Ref 2 in a couple of weeks and see how they stack up as well.
What other phono stages have you owned/heard?
How much for the ref2?
MSRP: $11,995 for ARC Phono Ref2
"Hi Farmersre,can you please describe the differences between PH7 and PH2. Thanks"