There are two things that my husband really loves. What are those? Music and gadgets! That is why, I have to buy phono preamp for him. Well, that item is a combination of the two things that he loves, right? It is really a good timing that I found this item as we are starting to create some good music together. He is in charged of the sound while I am responsible for the lyrics and the melody. Well, I can really create music on my own but just inside my head translated by my vocal chords. As far as letting the instruments play it, my husband is the one to do it.