The reliability is a concern, plus I have read different statements regarding the background noise. So not pulling the trigger yet. Going to do some more research.\n\n\nDid I mention I have a cheap one, the S.M.S.L. SU-8 10th anniversary version? It has been trouble free for more than 6 months now, plays everything and heard no hum no hiss. Tried both RCA and XLR, same difference.