I know of someone who has a great deal of experience with this preamp (and many others) whose ears I trust who says it is the best he has heard. Sorry, but I have no personal experience. My only comment regarding Tom Evans product is that as good as it may be it is very expensive for what you get in terms of hardware. The Groove Phono Stage originally was about $2300 (and considered very expensive for a small plastic box) just a couple of years ago, but with all the great reviews its price has increased two or three times since and is now retailing for about $4000! Sonically the Vibe and Groove may be world class, but if you want something that is in a similar class and is a thing of physical beauty and extraordinary build quality I'd look for something more like a Rowland Synergy.
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