Mark the Second – That's Gold Note's next-gen P-1000 preamplifier in MkII guise starting at €6'500 [€7'500 Deluxe version with boutique parts]. Its class-A circuit dedicates four gain stages to balanced, two to single-ended operation. An optical Alps encoder controls relay-switched resistors for volume, three transformers drive the power supply. Four/ea. RCA/XLR inputs mirror in RCA/XLR outputs. A defeatable 3-stage circuit adds analog bass boost for smaller speakers. The P-1000 MkII is available in black, silver or gold. It can be further tweaked with the external PSU-1250/1000 power supplies and/or the 1012/1006 tube output stages.