Jolida JD-9 phono preamp (modified) in excellent condition, well cared for in a smoke-free home. List price is $499 before the mods. Bluebook on the stock unit is $380. I am asking $400 shipped, so you are getting the improvements for free. Modifications were done by the talented Alex Peychev of APL HiFi and involved upgrading the opamps to a matched set of BB OPA627AP and the output caps to AuriCap as you can see in the photo. Includes the stock Jolida tubes which have been in storage most of their lives so should have plenty of hours left in them.
I am the second owner, and it is six years old. I bought it in 2008 and estimate I have put no more than 250 hours on it. It has some minor normal wear marks on the RCA jacks and the Phillips screws on the housing from removing it to change tubes so I am rating it a conservative 8/10 but it looks mint at a range of 12 inches. The silver faceplate and lettering are flawless, and the sound is perfect. It is packed and ready to go with original box and owner manual.
The Jolida JD-9 (sometimes called JD-9A) is widely regarded in analog circles as one of the best bargains in audio, competing with components 2- 3 times its price. I auditioned Benz Lukaschek, Dyna P-75, Rogue Stealth, and Lehmann Black Cube SE and preferred the Jolida. It is highly versatile, with easily adjustable settings for gain, impedance, and capacitance. I have used it with several different cartridges, low, medium, and high output, including Benz, Sumiko, Dynavector, Ortofon, Shure, and ZYX. It handled all of them well, but I felt it had a special synergy with the Dynavector carts, particularly the DV-20XL. With its high gain capability it is a natural for LOMC carts like the Denon 103 family. I would describe the sound as warm but precise and very quiet, with a wide dynamic range (using GT12AX7-M tubes). Build quality is tight and solid.
More info and measurements at http://www.jolida.com/product/tubecomponents/jd9
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