I have a Phase Linear 1000 super(I think designed by Carver) filter and enhancer that goes in the tape monitor loop to get that pop crackle and hiss off your albums. For your better recordings you leave your tape monitoe off but when you have to listen to that scratched up LP from when you were 14 you will need and enjoy this great gizmo. Lots of bells and whistles, in fact the same ones on the preamps from Phase Linear at that time of which I own one and know it was a Carver circuit. If you are still using VHS this is perfect to run the audio through. I have enjoyed this piece of gear but no longer have LPs or run VHS through the system. $100 will have this delivered to your front door by USPS and I will pay for the insurance if you want that too.