The Bel canto e1x pre has been around for a while now

E1X DAC Control Preamp - Bel Canto Design Home Audio

. it has loads of stuff i wouldnt even use and only 2 analogue inputs . i use an external dac [ valve] and dont need many of the features . Has anyone compared it to the very simple pre 5 which is just a pre amp? . plain and simple

Pre5 Preamplifier - Bel Canto Design