Conrad JohnsonPremier 17LSConrad Johnson Premier 17LS Impeccable Sounding and Looking Pre-AmpItem is being auctioned on another site and may end abruptly. Price is lowered to compete with other site. This Premier 17LS needs nothing. It is beautiful and has original box, and remote control....2060.00

Conrad Johnson Premier 17LS Impeccable Sounding and Looking Pre-Amp [Expired]


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Item is being auctioned on another site and may end abruptly. Price is lowered to compete with other site. 

This Premier 17LS needs nothing. It is beautiful and has original box, and remote control. There are so many things positive written about it, below is from Stereophile.  Buyer pays shipping and will pay the paypal fee of 3%.  There is barely a scuff on it as shown and the picture you see is heightened by the light, the scuff is barely discernible. From my personal collection

Comparisons and Contrasts 
As I reviewed and reflected on my notes on the Premier 17LS, I found myself comparing it to the best of the preamps I've auditioned in the last few years: the Audio Research Reference Two, the Sonic Frontiers Line-3, the VAC CPA1 Mk.III, and the Adcom GFP-750 Gold.

The Adcom is perhaps the most tonally neutral of the group but by far the least sophisticated. It's a dynamite-sounding unit and a spectacular bargain, but the Premier was far more sublime, and its reproduction of transients, details, and tonal colors was much more vibrant and engaging.

The Sonic Frontiers Line-3 is considerably more detailed than the Adcom and very neutral—more neutral, in fact, than the Premier, which sounded sweeter and not quite as flat. But again, the Premier's reproduction of tonal colors and dynamic subtleties made it much more engaging and alive.

The VAC, on the other hand, is wonderfully alive and engaging, with vibrant details and dynamics and rich tonal colors. The Premier, however, matched it goosebump for goosebump, but was subtler and a bit more refined. The C-J's images were more detailed and better-defined, its tonal palette more varied. Shifting my original paradigm, it's the VAC that has the bigger, warmer, more vivid, and slightly less sophisticated sound.

The ARC Reference Two is a truly superb preamp that combines the neutrality of the Sonic Frontiers with the subtlety and vibrance of the VAC. It's more neutral than the C-J and outperforms it at the frequency extremes, but it didn't match the C-J's engaging detail, to-die-for midrange, or rich, luscious tonal structures.


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"I'm proud to say that not all of my preconceived notions about the Premier 17LS proved false. I just knew that it would have a glorious midrange, and boy oh boy, did it ever. Sweet, luscious, clean, defined, detailed, coherent, clear—my notes are full of page after page of audiophile superlatives, hoping, I guess, to achieve amplification through repetition. The Premier's midrange proved to be one of those standard-setting entities that makes a reviewer regret having used up all his or her superlatives on lesser components. The C-J's midrange was so sweet, so detailed, so...everything, that every other preamp I threw in my system sounded a bit crude, or pale, or confused in comparison."
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