Audio ResearchLS-15Audio Research LS-15 Audio Research LS-15 Tube Line Stage PreampVery nice Audio Research LS-15 Tube Line Stage Preamp. Would rate it an 8 for its age. This is the later model with detachable power cord. It has been tested and works as it should. Had this set ...1450.00

Audio Research LS-15 Audio Research LS-15 Tube Line Stage Preamp [Expired]

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Very nice Audio Research LS-15 Tube Line Stage Preamp. Would rate it an 8 for its age. This is the later model with detachable power cord. It has been tested and works as it should. Had this set up in a dedicated stereo room, no kids or pets have been around it.  It has 4 NOS original, made in West Germany for Audio Research 6922 that have about 50 hours on them. The tubes are the large O getter type. Also included, the original Stovk tubes with about 2000 hours in them; they should have some life in them, and can be used for back-up. The NOS tubes are the very best for this unit, and hard to procure. They were matched to each other and will come in the soft tube case, numbered to the tube sockets; the old tubes will come in numbered boxes, numbered to the tube sockets. You will know where they go as they are labelled (numbered). It was great sounding before, can't describe how much better it sounds now! Work was performed on the remote, as battery leaked inside it; it functions correctly now. I also had the preamplifier checked out. They re-soldered wires to some RCA sockets. The name of the repair shop is on the back of the unit, in case you wish to contact them. I have the manual, remote and original double shipping box.

The LS15 is a line-level preamplifier, all-tube gain (12 dB standard) using four 6922 twin triode tubes in a Class A, fully differential zero feedback (balanced) circuit with electronically regulated high and low-voltage supplies. The LS15 includes handheld IR remote control of all essential front-panel functions. An on-board microprocessor controls a 70-step electronic relay attenuator and 5-position input selector. An additional Direct input (balanced) provides a highest-signal-purity path for your favorite music source. A total of two balanced and five single-ended (including tape) dedicated inputs are included.  Main outputs are two balanced and one single-ended, with one pair of single-ended tape outputs. Spring-activated toggle switches activate electronic relays to control key functions with minimal signal degradation. The anodized front panel is natural aluminium with rack-mount holes.I believe the unit is priced well, although I will consider reasonable offers.

The box is in perfect condition, sorry I have no picture. I will accept checks, but they must clear my back, money orders clear faster. PayPal is alright, I do pay the fee, yet offers will be taken into consideration based partly on the PayPal cost.

I will ship direct from my FedEx location, shipped an affirmed address, no post office boxes.  The shipping price is fixed to shipping in the contagious lower 48 states only. I do not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or Porto Rico. Shipping includes full cost insurance. My assumption is the shipping cost is accurate, if over and you use PayPal, I will send you a refund. If you are one the west coast, I assume the shipping may be undervalued, and am less likely to accept an offer below asking price.


Frequency response± .5dB, 2Hz to 30kHz at rated output. -3dB points below 0.3Hz and above 80kHz.

Distortion (THD)

Less than .01% at 2V RMS balanced output

Noise & hum

25µV RMS residual IHF weighted balanced noise output with gain control at minimum, 98dB below 2V RMS output


Main output: 12.5dB balanced, 6.5dB SE; Tape output: 0dB

Input impedance

200K ohms balanced, 100K ohms SE

Output impedance

600 ohms balanced, 300 ohms SE Main (2), 40K ohms minimum load and 1000pF maximum capacitance

Maximum input

14V RMS maximum balanced, 7V RMS SE

Rated outputs

2V RMS (1V RMS SE) into 200K ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output capability is 30V RMS at less than 1% THD at 1kHz
Power supplies
Electronically regulated low and high voltage supplies. Automatic 30 second warmup mute. Automatic brown-out mute.
Tube complement
(4) 6922/ECC88 dual triode. (Vacuum tube audio circuit, solid-state power supply)

Power requirements

100-135VAC 60Hz (200-270VAC 50/60Hz) 35 watts maximum

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