Good question and one I am interested too.I got a stock EAR834P as well.
I had the unmodded Jolida and now own two 834Ps. To my ears the EAR phono pres are heads and shoulders above the Jolida in dynamic impact, detail retreival and bass extension, not to mention the great mids and highs afforded by the well-executed circuit. They work great with Shelter 501 mk2 and Lyra Argo i and Helikon carts.
thanks Stevecham. My understanding is that the higher level mods ( 2 and 3 ) on the Jolida turn it into a completely different animal. I will have a level 2 soon and also a JlTi ss along with the tube box, was just trying to avoid buying the Ear too! This is the problem with living where I can not audition these easily.
Any one else? Any opinions on the jlti?