Greetings, I know that these two models are a little dated but wanted some views from those who own or did own these preamps. I wanted a solid state pre as I have had a few tube preamps in the past and currently have a BEZ Q3b tube pre now. I believe Linn is more of a system piece with other Linn gear but please correct me if I'm wrong. The Coda would have the flex with the balanced in's and outs as I'm purchasing a amp with balanced in's in the near future. My budget is lean and I saw these advertised with simliar prices. My musical tastes run primarily in jazz so sonics are important. My spkrs are Triangle Stella es and my current amp is the N.E.W A-20. Philips 963sa does the digital duty. A Nad C420 tuner completes my modest rig. Although my system has older pieces they sound really good together. I thank you for taking the time to read this and as always enjoy the music.