Hello. I'm contemplating moving, as an alternative to my tube phono stage which I love and will keep, to a solid state phono stage this year. The reason being, I just want an option with a more quiet background that's less susceptible to hum, which has been a problem in my environment with my current phono stage. And since I don't plan on leaving my current stage, a Juicy Music Tercel II, because otherwise I love everything about it, I think going a solid state route would be a nice option. Just something totally different. The current leader in my head is a used Primare R32. That comes from me having had a Primare preamp and absolutely loving it, top notch build quality and competence of design, and punched WAY above it's price class into the best gear around. Word on the European forums is good on this one, though it's less common in the US. But, what else is out there? 2nd up is the Project RS, with perhaps adding the battery power supply later. Depending on the availability of the Primare, this might actually be 1st. This is an area of gear that I haven't looked at in a loooong time, as I've been so happy with the Tercel II. Any suggestions? Musical Surroundings? I had borrowed a original Nova years ago and didn't fall in love with it. I tried a Blue Circle 27pi and my Tercel pretty well embarrassed it. Not sure what else?