Offered, is a great condition used Audio Research LS5 - MKII pre-amplifier including 10 x Russian (original) Sovtek 6922 tubes. Tubes have ~2,250 hours (per the original owner - with tons of life left on them). I purched the unit ~9 mo ago, and used it so little (~20 hours) as I prefer surround processing. The unit is amazing neutral and mends extremely well with both Dynaudio and B&W - it has the deepest bass extension of any pre-amp I've EVER owned. I have decided to pass this fine unit on to another audiophile with hopes they will use it more than I.
INCLUDES ORIGINAL REMOTE
Free Pickup in St. Louis, Missouri.
Shipping is a flat $40 to include FedEx Shipping and will occur in the original Audio Research Double-Box. Shipping only to a Paypal verified address. Bidders must have at least a 5 positive feedback score. The top of the unit (grill) has a tiny bit of wear where the screws tighten down on the top (can't be seen as the wear is where the screws actually tighten against the top) otherwise, the unit is in superb condition. - Sovtek tubes will be shipped separately and boxed carefully so as to avoid damage.
If interestd, I also have 10 x 7308 high-end Amperex tubes sold together (or separately) I am asking $950 for the 10 ( I paid $1,500 and have only used them ~20 hours - they sound amazing ! - I will sell with or separate from this preamp
NOTE: RE: OFFERS, CURRENT BLUE-BOOK IS $2150 - I KNOW THAT AUDIOPHILES LIKE TO NEGOTIATE PRICE, HOWEVER, I HAVE ALREADY LOWERED THE PRICE SO WE DON'T HAVE TO SPEND 10 E-MAILS GOING BACK AND FORTH TO SETTLE ON A PRICE - UNIT IS ALREADY DISCOUNTED FAR BELOW BLUE BLOOK.