This means its not current it is still a great sounding unit.The ET5 is a wonderful unit as well it is vintage now because there is now a ET7 don't think its much better but we will see reviews.
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the Classic 2 and ET-3 have been out for many years now. In a simliar fashion to the new ET-7 replacing the ET-5, maybe the next iteration is on the horizon. I have noticed that after a period of years in the marketplace, CJ, tends to place their products from current to vintage status.
Doubt it, i think they are done with "Classic" legacy type of designs....that pre amp got shreaded by many forums due to its lack of features and analog volume with no remote. I doubt they sold many because at that price people expect remote volume....
The sound quality and simple layout is why i bought it....that thing bettered my last two preamps by a wide margin. The difference was not subtle. I love mine, its a Classic for sure now
I predict the ET 3 will be around for a while.... It will remain there as there entry level preamp. Maybe we'll see something like the Classic with a motorized volume control....who knows. could have swung an ET but i thought i would have buyers remorse not buying an SE. So I bought the 2 SE and it was the right choice for me. I sold my previous preamp because i hated its digital volume control. I would welcome and give serious consideration to an replacement with a remote analog volume but am not holding my breath