There are indications of high-end qualities—even before you listen or take off the cover.
Uses a 48 volt external power supply to provide a huge margin for extensive filtering and isolation. Machined, gold plated and teflon insulated audio jacks. MADE in the USA. Heavy gage steel construction.
With the cover removed, you will see the signature Sutherland circuit board layout aesthetic.
Neat, logical component placement for the shortest signal path. There is bilateral symmetry in the left/right layout. Each channel sees essentially the same physical signal path.