Wavestream Kinetics Phono Stage ($7,000.00) Scott Franklin designed pre-amp and separate phono unit bettered my Aesthetix Io Signature with two Power Supplies by doing all the great things the Aesthetix does while removing the Aesthetix's darkness veil. Also there's no tube rush when using really low voltage moving coil cartridges - just blackness. I couldn't believe it until I took the Wavestream's Store demos home for four days and compared the two systems. The Wavestream's Products are not well known, but anybody who is serious about music and in their price range should take a serious listen to these products. Besides previously owning the Aesthetix line there were many other, Mare's Connoisseur Model 2.0, CAT Ultimate, Jadis JP80mc modified by Scott Franklin, and many ARC products.