FOR SALE: Conrad Johnson - Premier 17LS - reference preamp - like new - price reduced
Item #649334846Info: Conrad Johnson - Premier 17LS - reference preamp - like new - price reduced
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Jan 02, 18 7:19pm (PST)
Edited: Jan 02, 18 7:19pm
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The Conrad Johnson Premier 17LS, released circa 2001, was a game changer; not only for the company itself but for the industry in terms of price / performance value. This preamp is better than the version 2 that came out a few years later. With very little exception, there are no contemporary CJ products I would buy today due to a major shift in sound after the 17LS and Art were made, making them as lauded as they are today for the juxtaposition of detail, dynamics and harmonic richness. This is not a preamp for head bangers.
The sonic signature contains an extensive amount of detail. solid bass, wide soundstage and a touch of warmth; which, subjectively, is my kind of sound. No, It will not match the dynamics of Audio Research. Different sound, yet with that said, this preamp works well with many different amps; especially tube. The unit excels at just about any kind of music especially female vocals, small jazz combos, acoustic guitar and piano. It is built beautifully.
My unit has less than 50 hours on it as per my use as I am the second owner. Remote, factory tubes and original box included. There are no issues. It is in like new condition and tested.The preamp retailed originally for $4495. My price is $2000 firm. Willing to ship the unit double boxed to the continental U.S. Buyer agrees no return yet I guarantee the condition and functionality. No Paypal. Payment accepted will be a certified bank issued check then shipping paid by buyer. My top choice is a cash only in-person transaction and will meet buyer halfway in NYC metro area including Connecticut.
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