I've searched and read all I can here, but would like to see if I can get some pretty specific findings by starting yet another AVM-20 thread. I know there are quite a few folks here that own this fine preamp. I hope to be one of them soon. (I currently have an Acurus ACT-3). Here's what I'd like to know: I'm wondering what other pre/pro's current AVM-20 owners traded-up FROM or compared TO before deciding on the AVM-20. What about the AVM-20 made you choose it vs. others? Thanks in advance to all who take a moment to share their experience(s)!