The LP5.3 is well built and gives the user the kind of flexibility expected from a top-tier phono preamp. There are four levels of impedance loading, three for capacitance, and three for gain (see Specs & Pricing for details). And for those with fully balanced systems, Simaudio included both single-ended and balanced outputs.
I’ll conclude by sharing a note from my listening sessions. But because it includes a profanity, I’ll rephrase it—Simaudio’s LP5.3 is a friggin’ good phonostage.