Raul and Nandric, based on MY experience with the Virtuoso and Maestro, I agree with your advice that if the Virtuoso can be fixed, then fix it. I also recommend the Maestro --based on my hands on experience. Sorry Bill, I've been there and done it with both the Virtuoso (V) and Maestro (M). Probably the best MM cartys out there. If you have critically compared the V and M to some MCs that are within the price points of the V and M, or even multiples of the V and M, please share -- politely. But for $1250 for the M (new retail) or the V for new $975 (new retail), I think Clear Audio hit a grand slam home run. That's based on my experience and humble opinion. Btw, I currently use a Sound Smith VPI Zephyr, which is a very nice MI carty, because of compatibility issues. Otherwise, I'd still be driving my vinyl with a Maestro!!!