I had a Counterpoint SA-5000 pre for many years and a Jolida 302 integrated that I've been using daily for 22 years now. The Counterpoint had some reliability issues over it's lifetime as well as an appetite for retubing and was sold several years ago. The Jolida is a workhorse and although I am comparing a supposedly state of the art pre to a mid price Chinese made integrated I would buy another Jolida in a heartbeat. I also have owned a Mark Levinson vintage pre and a couple of Krell components. If you don't mind throwing a lot of money away on factory repairs then buy the big names; if you want to enjoy the music then I can heartily recommend the Jolida. Hope this helps.
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