The most spectacular thing about the Audio Note M2 Balanced was how unspectacular it was: You could put it into any good system, without hearing a tremendous change from another decent preamp—and yet, over time, its easy and natural way with music couldn’t help but make itself known. The M2B sounded consistently big, easy, organic, and involving. It didn’t have a mechanical, tizzy, or boring bone in its body. A preamp that all but transcends considerations of timbre and tone, mostly by sounding consistently, supremely right—and then by doing the arguably more important trick of playing music in a consistently involving fashion. Impressive, and very highly recommended.
Good condition. No box.