Product: Conrad Johnson Premier Fifteen Mk II MC Tube Phono Preamplifier; 15 Series 2
Product SKU: 16668
Serial Number: 0521168
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a small indentation on the bottom corner of the front faceplate, and a few faint rub marks on the top. These blemishes are not readily visible and do not detract from the overall wonderful appearance.
What is Included: Preamplifier, 2 British 6GK5 tubes, 6 12AX7 tubes, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 10 years
# of Owners: 3
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: Less than 10 hours on tubes.
This preamplifier has the Jensen input transformers installed, which raise the gain of the unit to 75dB for low output cartridges.
"This is the straight wire with gain we all desire, although the wire itself is made of vacuum tubes that have more or less of a sound of their own. So if you don’t like the sound of the Premier 15-2, pick your tubes with care because that is the sound you will hear. The Premier 15 is an excellent platform for tube rollers or for those who don't want to bother with anything but CJ's specially selected tubes. Both kinds of buyers will get great sound. At $5000, I suggest that the Premier 15 Series 2 is an “exit level” product, meaning that after you acquire it, you can exit your search for a great phono stage. Through many enjoyable listening sessions, I never really heard this preamplifier. And that is just perfect!" - 10 Audio
Reviews: 10 Audio
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $65- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.