Ayon CD-5 analog inputs

I saw somewhere in another thread that this player / preamp can be used in conjunction with a separate phono stage. Has anyone done this and if so, what were the results?
Dear Russellrcncom: Why don't ask directly to Ayon?

Regards and enjoy the music,
I am the Canadian Rep for Ayon Audio products, and Canada's Premier dealer. You indeed can run an outboard phono input into the CD-5' onboard DAC which will improve the sonics of your turntable exponentially. I have a customer who is doing just this and gushes that he cannot believe the sonic improvement it brings, I wish more people would utilize the full facilities of this product. If you wish to ask Ayon directly, ask me, and please visit the Canadian Ayon website often.