In early Dec, Sunbeam62 had a for sale listing on his Apt Holman preamp, which I quickly snapped up, and a number of us got into a discussion in that thread about the Advent 300 Receiver which some folks were saying was a comparable unit. I was in California Dec 3-9, and planned to audition and pick up his preamp then, but between the Thomas Wildfire and Eric's move, I was unable to drop by Dec 5th, so I've asked him to ship it AFTER all the Christmas package storm is over. But I had also bought an Advent 300 receiver from eBay, and it just arrived today ... I just unpacked it and took some pix. I took a few moments to polish the preamp/Main amp jumpers, then I'll hook it up and check it out later today.