For sale is a Conrad Johnson CT-5 preamp in outstanding condition. The face, top, sides, and rear are all flawless. There are a couple faint surface scratches on the BOTTOM only, which have not penetrated the finish. 8/10 is a conservative rating to cover my bases.
This is a reference quality preamp stuffed full of teflon caps. There is plenty of info and out there and nothing but lavish praise so do a quick search if you're not familiar with it. Sad to see it go, but it's a little too rich for my blood and I am down sizing my system. It was fun while it lasted.
Taking this already fantastic piece to the next level are a matched pair of vintage Reflektor 6n30P-DR "supertubes". They are well known to be unequivocally the best tubes of this type. They run anywhere from $250-$400/pair. These have low hours, about 1000 I would guess, and should last for years to come. I do not have the original Sovteks.
Comes with original box, which will be double-boxed, remote, and original power cord. Manual is not included, but I have it in PDF. CJ no longer keeps paper copies.
Buyer pays insured shipping to CONUS only. Paypal +3% of total. Local pick up in Bay Area welcome.