Stancavage: The Cara is a marvel. Looking at its high parts quality, innovative design and separate power supply, you?d guess a retail price of 10 grand or better. You?d guess wrong. Somehow, Merrill Wettasinghe created a preamp that offers ultra-low levels of distortion and colorations for a relatively affordable price. This unit won?t be embarrassed in high-dollar systems, or it could be the center point of a more affordable rig. Possibly the last preamp you?ll ever need.