Cello Audio Palette vs Audio Suite

Leaving out the adjustability of the Audio Palette, how do these two units compare sonically?

Pairing them with Performance II monoblocks and Masters.
The Palatte equalizer is an equalizer, not a preamp. The Palate preamplifier is not in the same league as the Suite.

Ideally, I would use the equalizer with the Suite.

PS> I sure wish Cello hadn't gone under!