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SOLD - FOR SALE: Audio Research LS7 Preamp - Free Shipping!
**Update - FREE SHIPPING! (ConUS residents only)
I am selling my used ARC LS7 tube preamp. The unit is in very nice condition. It is unmodified, preserving the original ARC sound intended by the manufacturer. It is built with quality parts like a thick aluminum face, Alps volume pot, numerous film capacitors, and quality knobs and terminals. ARC is renowned for their tube products. Here is an affordable opportunity to add a quality Minnesota-made piece of audiophile equipment to your system. (I’m also selling a PrimaLuna Prologue Four power amp if you are interested in an all-tube system for a great price!)
The unit comes with the OEM Sovtek tubes as well as a used quad of British Mullard E88CC gold pin tubes (in it when I bought it from the previous owner). These are in it now. Checking the big auction site indicates these Mullards are expensive.
I have never experienced any problems with the unit. In my opinion the unit has a very wide stage and is incredibly detailed. It is not mushy or soft sounding as people claim tube gear sounds. It is strong and open sounding. Your opinion may vary of course, but I find it very nice. I am selling it to search for a preamp with a remote. I fear I will not replicate the qualities of this unit.
Things buyer should know: The previous owner appears to have once sent it back for service based on a note scratched on the manual - Unknown what this was for. I do not have the original box. The unit has a quiet noise when there is no sound. I can only hear it immediately in front of the speakers, which are about 87db efficient. It is not audible to me at listening distance or at playback volume. It is slightly present with the Mullards, but a little more pronounced with the original Sovteks - indicating to me it is likely due to the age of both sets of tubes. I do not perceive it as an issue at all, however I want to make sure I’m disclosing everything about it.
Please check out the pics as they are part of the description. Unit will work as described however it is a used piece of vintage gear so there is no warranty and sale is final. Continental US only. I will only ship to the buyer’s residence and signature will be required. That address must also be your PayPal address. Update to free shipping voids any previous negotiations.
Sep 27, 18 6:12pm
(Description updated and revised, free shipping added, buy it now added.)
This ad was originally posted on US Audio Mart and the seller ships to the United States.
Manual, Original tubes, British made Mullard E88CC gold pin tubes. (All used)