I have the ssp 800 which uses the same preamp as the CP 700. I also have the Levinson N32 for two channel. They are both great preamps but the Levinson is slightly better in two channel. Not by very much. The 700 has a separate power supply as does my N32. The ssp800 does not and therefore the CP 700 could even equal or better the Levinson. Either way its very good. Classe support is excellent.